Woman Dies After Being Accidentally Shot While Hugging Boyfriend, Police Say

AP

An Arizona woman died after she was accidentally shot Tuesday while being hugged by her boyfriend, according to a release from Phoenix police.

The release stated the victim’s boyfriend, 18, had a handgun tucked in his waistband that caused his girlfriend, 24, discomfort as he hugged her. The gun then discharged and struck the victim as the boyfriend removed it.

The woman died after being transported to a local hospital, the release stated.

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