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SOUTH SIOUX CITY | A 33-year-old woman died after being shot in the parking lot of the Law Enforcement Center in South Sioux City Wednesday. Police have arrested her husband and charged him with first-degree murder.

South Sioux City Police Chief Ed Mahon said officers inside the building, 701 W. 29th St., heard two gunshots fired at 8:10 a.m. and, upon investigation, found Mei Huang on the ground in the Law Enforcement Center's east parking lot with severe injuries.

Her husband, Beisheng Chen, 41, of South Sioux City, was found in the vicinity and taken into custody for questioning, a press release said.  

Huang was transported to Mercy Medical Center -- Sioux City via South Sioux City Fire & Rescue, Mahon said. She died around 11 a.m.

Mahon said the two arrived in the parking lot in separate vehicles. Police found a firearm at the scene. 

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Chen has been charged with first-degree murder, use of a firearm to commit a felony and first-degree domestic assault. He was booked into the Dakota County Jail, the release said.  

Authorities taped off the area around the Law Enforcement Center following the incident Wednesday and blocked traffic for the length of the block on Willow Street, the road directly to the east, as investigators worked in the scene.

The South Sioux City Police Department, Dakota County Sheriff's Office, and Nebraska State Patrol were on scene to investigate the shooting. 

Investigators reviewed surveillance footage from the parking lot and, around 10:30 a.m., brought in a drone from the South Sioux City Community School District to gather another aerial perspective.

Mahon said the South Sioux City Community Schools went on lockdown for a brief period Wednesday morning after the call came in, as is standard practice when there is a reported shots fired call. 

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