Australian woman shot dead by police in US - report

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An Australian woman has reportedly been fatally shot by police in the US city of Minneapolis.

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Source: istock.com

The shooting occurred following a 911 call about a possible assault, according to the Star Tribune.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension said, "At one point one officer fired their weapon, fatally striking a woman".

Friends and relatives of the victim say she was a 40-year-old Australian, who was engaged to be married to a local man.

The son of the woman's fiancé says she had heard a noise in a nearby alley and called police.

A friend of the woman, who is yet to be identified, says she was a spiritual leader and that "she was the most loving woman".

The friend says she had been in the United States for about three years.

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