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Teen Fatally Shoots Girlfriend; No Charges Are Expected

Brennan Fields was playing with the gun, a gift from his girlfriend's father
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 4, 2017 9:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 19-year-old woman in Tennessee is dead after she was accidentally shot by her boyfriend with a gun her father gave him as a graduation gift, the Commercial Appeal reports. Brennan Fields, 18, had taken apart the pistol and put it back together Thursday night; he didn't realize there was still a live round in the chamber. According to WMC, Fields was playing with the gun when it fired. Fields' girlfriend, Lucinda Luna, was lying on a couch across the room from him, Fox 13 reports. The bullet struck her in the stomach.

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Luna died early Friday at an area hospital. No charges are expected to be filed against Fields. "It's just a real tragedy," a Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson says. A friend of Luna's tells WMC Fields is experienced with firearms, owning several and frequenting a gun range. "He's not going to get over this for a long time," she says. Two of Fields' friends and a toddler were also in the room when Luna was shot. (Read more shooting stories.)

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