FULLERTON – A 54-year-old woman shot herself in the chest in an apparent suicide at Emery Park while children were playing nearby, authorities said.
The suicide was reported at 6:30 p.m. Sunday shortly after the woman was seen walking into the park in the 1200 block of Sunny Ridge Drive, Fullerton police Lt. Mike Chlebowski said.
According to witnesses, the unidentified woman sat down between two trees about 100 feet from where children were playing and shot herself in the chest, Chlebowski said.
Officers arrived and found a handgun next to the woman. She was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
A suicide note was not found, but it appears the woman had been depressed over a divorce situation, Chlebowski said.
“Nothing suspicious was noted during the investigation,” he said.
By DENISSE SALAZAR / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER
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