A frantic call to the West Covina, California 911 call centre was silenced by gunfire Wednesday morning. A woman was on the phone reporting a break in when shots were heard and then there was silence.
The woman, whose name has not been released was shot to death.
"Deputies heard gunshots followed by silence and an open phone line," he said.
Deputies arrived at the home within minutes of the frantic 911 call. It was to late as a woman laid on the floor with several gunshot wounds. Police at this point believe the crime was a burglary gone awry.
Investigators are still checking to see if the shooter was able to take anything. While the investigation was underway the woman's husband arrived asking about his wife.
When he heard that the woman had been shot and killed, he collapsed and started to cry, saying "No! She just called me. You lie."
Witnesses report that there were one or two men seen running from the house. Bloodhounds were used to conduct a yard to yard search.
By Thursday morning there had been no arrests in the case. As a precautionary action the local high school and an elementary school were locked down for several hours.