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
Lucinda Luna, 19, died early Friday in Tennessee after being accidentally shot by her boyfriend, who was playing with a gun her father gave him as a graduation gift.   (Twitter)

(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.

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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