A Los Angeles bishop was found dead from a gunshot wound at his home on Saturday.
David O’Connell, a 69-year-old Auxiliary Bishop in the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles, was shot to death in Hacienda Heights, according to multiple broadcast reports, SVGB Tribune reported.(RELATED: Pope Benedict Leaves Lasting Legacy As Millions Of Catholics Mourn His Loss)
A long-serving Catholic bishop known as a “peacemaker” was shot and killed in Los Angeles, officials say. https://t.co/igvORfcJYS
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Lieutenant Michael Modica, Los Angeles homicide detective, told reporters Saturday that a suspicious death investigation is underway, SVGB Tribune reported. The shooting occurred at about at 12:57 p.m., on the 1500 block of Janlu Avenue in Hacienda Heights, the Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department reported.
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Deputies received a call reporting a person was not breathing and bleeding in a Janlu Avenue home, Modica said. Deputies found a dead body in a room with a gunshot wound to the torso. It was not clear if a gun was found at the scene of the crime, and SVGB reporters could not reach LASD officials for further comment.