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Police ID woman shot by her ex-husband in California mall

THOUSAND OAKS, California. – Authorities have released the names of the wife and the ex-husband who shot her to death on a busy Southern California mall.

The Ventura County Sheriff’s Office identified the victim in Saturday’s shooting as 29-year-old Parisa Siddiqi and the suspect as 33-year-old Kevin Crane.

The officials say that she was working in a store at The Oaks mall in the city of Thousand Oaks, about 40 miles (64 km) west of Los Angeles, when Crane shot her after an argument.

Investigators say Crane then shot himself, but survived and remained in critical condition Sunday in a hospital.

Ventura County sheriff’s Sgt. Eric Buschow said Saturday that the divorced couple has two children, who were found in the safe.

The shooting prompted shoppers to rush in the stores and to close doors and an hour-long lockdown.

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