Pregnant Woman Shot Dead by Friend Showing Off Gun

5-month-old fetus could also not be saved

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 27, 2014 4:40 PM CDT

(Newser) – Last night, Katherine Hoover and her husband went to visit friends in Brooksville, Florida, but the evening took a tragic turn around 6:45pm, when, police say, William DeHayes decided to show the Hoovers his guns. The .22 caliber revolver he was showing them allegedly accidentally fired, hitting 25-year-old Katherine in the head. The newlywed, who married in December and was five months pregnant, died today, the Tampa Bay Times reports, and her unborn child could not be saved either. She leaves behind a 6-year-old son.

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