December 5, 2013 8:01 pm -

You see, she was just playing around with her gun, and didn’t know it was loaded.

Justin Holt, 22, and his girlfriend Erin Steele, 20, were visiting a friend this past Sunday when another friend arrived with a pistol that was passed around the group.

Authorities in Boca Raton say the four had spent the day “dry firing” the empty gun at each other before moving on to other things.

At some point, the gun’s owner, Joshua Henry, loaded the gun and set it on a counter.

Steele, unaware the gun had been loaded by Henry, picked it up and resumed the “game” by pointing the weapon at Holt’s chest and firing it.

Holt was rushed to the Delray Medical Center around 11 p.m., but was pronounced dead shortly thereafter.