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Tacoma woman playing with gun kills herself

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on March 31, 2009 at 8:23 am with No Comments »
March 31, 2009 8:23 am

A woman died overnight in Tacoma after shooting herself in the head while playing with a gun, Tacoma police reported.

The 28-year-old woman was intoxicated and playing with a gun inside a home in the 1700 block of East 67th Street about 11:30 p.m. Monday, Tacoma police spokesman Thomas Williams said.

Family members reported the woman held the gun to her head and fired. There was no bullet in the chamber at the time, Williams said.

The woman chambered a round, held the gun to her head a second time and fired the weapon, Williams said.

“The gun went off and a bullet struck the woman in the head,” he said.

The woman died a few minutes after midnight. The shooting was believed to be accidental, Williams said.

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