Calling 911 to report about an imminent ally assault led to the death of an old woman aged 40 in South Minneapolis, Minnesota.

The woman was shot by a police officer who headed to the scene after the call while the reason for the shooting has remained unclear. The woman’s due husband and stepson has demanded for the reason behind what they call an ‘unprovoked violence.’

A statement was issued by South Minneapolis, Minnesota giving primary explanation about the incident while no clear information has been given on the shooting causes. The statement sufficed in saying that two officers were notified about a potential assault in the alley off West 51st Street, between Washburn and Xerxes Avenues, called by a woman on 911.

The statement also clarifies that it was in the midnight of Saturday that the two police officers were deployed to the zone. It also adds that “At one point one officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman” without further illuminating the details of the shooting and what provoked the officers to kill the old woman.

Another statement was also issued by Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in Facebook in which she expressed her sorrow saying she was “heartsick and deeply disturbed” by the incident. Ms. Hodges also promised to do the follow-ups for the investigations to be made as soon as possible.

It is reported that the dashcam on the police vehicle did not work disabling a source of documents for the investigators. The local residents gathered around the scene and asked for clear explanations on why the woman was shot killed without any reason.

Justine Ruszczyk was originally from Sydney, Australia, and was planning for marriage in August with her fiancé, Don Damond. Zach Damond, the stepson to the victim, demanded for answers for the violence. “Basically my mom was shot for reasons I don’t know,” he said in a video posted on Facebook the morning after the incident.

She probably thought something bad was happening and then next thing I know they take my best friend’s life. I’m so done with all this violence. It’s so much bullshit. America sucks.

Police brutality and recurrent unprovoked violence has been protested and complained by multiple groups of people in the United States during the previous months.

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