Skip to comments.Woman, 32, Shot To Death With BB Rifle In Santa Ana
Posted on 04/18/2013 7:11:22 PM PDT by BenLurkin
SANTA ANA (CBSLA.com) A 32-year-old woman was shot to death with a BB rifle Thursday morning at a Santa Ana home.
Police responded to reports of a shooting around 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of S. Austin Street, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department.
Martha Socorro Marin was discovered unconscious with a small puncture wound in her upper chest.
The victim was taken to UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, where she was pronounced dead.
A 34-year-old man at the scene, reportedly Marins live-in boyfriend, said he accidentally shot the victim.
Bertagna said police are still investigating.
At this point, were trying to find out if this was an accident or an intentional act, he said.
Marin and her boyfriend have two children.
Back in the day, a couple who had two children together were called “married.”
Only use ONE pump!
I have a sneaking suspicion it was not a BB gun, but rather a pellet firing air rifle.
It was .46 cal.
Is it one of those Air-soft guns? Those are BB guns are steroids from what I heard.
Agreed. No way a BB gun has that kind of velocity.
Holy cow, that’s some real powerful BB gun.
I’m curious about this BB gun, I think most BB guns max out at about 640 fps so how did he get that much penetration? Was he holding it right against her chest? If so, some accident huh? I wonder if maybe the gun wasn’t actually a higher powered pellet gun or rifle, they can get up to 1200fps.
Lewis and Clark almost killed a native woman with their Girandoni air rifle.
It was .46 cal.
What a neat rifle, too.
Wow. It takes a good 8 or 10 pumps for me to take a rabbit out in my yard. I remember as a kid when we would shoot each other or try to do so with BB guns at distance. That was way before paintball and this airsoft stuff.
Just plastic pellets.
But a good .22 air rifle can give plenty enough velocity and weight to kill with.
Well... it does say BB "rifle", so at least we are sure it was a rifle.
My question is, did they ask him why he had a bayonet on it ?
Contemporary air rifles up to .50 caliber.
BB or Pellet gun it would have to be one of those high velocity “relatively” new air guns that are over 4 digit fps I suspect.
Single motherhood is the "norm" these days (most having them in their 20s).
When I was a kid, I killed some rats with a .20 pump pellet gun. If you pumped it up enough, you could shoot it through a an aluminum shed wall or deeply embed the pellet in a wood fence. Some of the pellet guns can be very lethal.
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