October 2, 2013 11:55 am -

ku-bigpicThe 24-year-old woman was hugging her 18-year-old boyfriend and complained about the gun around his waist. The boyfriend then took the gun out so it wouldn’t get in the way, and it discharged, killing the girlfriend.

The unidentified victim was rushed to a nearby hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Though the death “appears to be accidental,” according to Phoenix Police Department spokesman Sgt. Tommy Thompson, the case will still be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office for further investigation.