TUSTIN, Calif. —
His parents did not recognize the woman who was shot to death in the Ladera Ranch home, he said.
Syed’s parents rushed outside and called police at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday after hearing the gunshots, but Syed had already sped off in his parents’ black SUV.
Officials released the recording of a 911 call that Syed’s parents made. In the call the dispatcher tried to elicit information from the shooter’s panicked, sobbing mother as a house alarm blared in the background.
“I think somebody was shot,” the mother said in her first comprehensible statement. “I heard a gunshot.”
The dispatcher then asked questions to sort out what happened including whether there was an intruder or if the mother had been shot.