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Woman killed after gun goes off while hugging boyfriend

Posted at 9:37 AM, Oct 03, 2013
and last updated 2013-10-03 09:37:34-04

PHOENIX, Ariz.  (KTVK) — A 24-year-old woman in Arizona was shot and killed while giving her boyfriend a hug.

It happened at a home in Phoenix home Tuesday morning.

Police said the woman and her 18-year-old boyfriend were hugging when she became uncomfortable with a gun in his waistband. Authorities said as the man removed the gun it went off, striking the woman.

The victim was rushed to the hospital where she later died.

Authorities said the shooting appears accidental, but remains under investigation.