Mom dies of injuries from weekend shooting in Spring Valley


SAN DIEGO – A 40-year-old woman who was shot while sitting in a car with her family over the weekend has died, authorities said Monday.

It happened around 11:30 p.m. Saturday as the vehicle was parked on Bancroft Drive near Golf Drive. Sheriff’s deputies say Karmen Dionne Anderson, also known as Karmen Hicks, was sitting in the car with her husband and 4-year-old daughter when two armed men approached the vehicle and at least one shot at the car. It is not yet clear what prompted the shooting.

According to deputies, Anderson no longer was at the scene when deputies arrived and was driven by another person to an area hospital where she was treated for gunshot wounds. Her condition declined and she was pronounced deceased Monday, deputies said.

A neighbor told FOX 5 that she heard six or seven pops from the incident late Saturday.

“I just opened my door and I could hear voices,” the neighbor said, “and I started to hear a woman crying out and screaming.”

No suspect description has been released.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the department’s homicide unit at 858-285-6330 or after hours at 858-565-5200. Tipsters also can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.

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