Spring Valley, CA–Sheriff’s deputies are investigating the death of a woman who was shot by an assailant while sitting in a parked vehicle in east county.
The victim has been identified as 40-year-old Karmen Dionne Anderson who was also known as Karmen Hicks. She was a resident of San Diego.
On Saturday, at about 11:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to the 3600 block of Bancroft Drive in Spring Valley for a report of a shooting. When deputies arrived, they discovered a woman had been shot while seated in a parked vehicle, but she was no longer at the scene. Another person had driven the woman to a local area hospital where she was being treated for gunshot wounds. The woman’s condition declined and she was pronounced dead Monday morning.
The Sheriff’s Homicide Unit responded and has assumed responsibility for the investigation.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Homicide Unit at (858) 285-6330/after hours at (858) 565-5200. You can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.