Catholic Bishop Found Dead Of Gunshot In LA Home

Los Angeles’s Fox affiliate reports:

A local Catholic church official was shot and killed in Los Angeles County, California, on Saturday, according to the sheriff’s department. David O’Connell, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was fatally shot in the incident in Hacienda Heights, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

Deputies responded to the shooting and when they arrived at the scene, they discovered O’Connell suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest. He was pronounced dead at the scene. O’Connell was shot in his home, according to deputies. The incident remains under investigation.

“It’s very early in the investigation,” sheriff’s department Homicide Bureau Detective Michael Modica said, according to KCAL. “We got a lot more steps we have to take to make more determination to what’s happening.”

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