Man Accidentally Shoots, Kills Girlfriend During Hug (Video)

| by Michael Allen

An unidentified 18-year-old man accidentally shot his girlfriend, 24, while they were hugging on Tuesday morning inside a Phoenix, Ariz. home.

Apparently, the man had his gun tucked inside his waistband when it discharged and killed the unidentified victim, notes (video below).

According to police, the man told officers that he was trying to remove the gun during the hug because it bothered his girlfriend, but then it fired.

The woman was rushed to a nearby hospital, but died of the gunshot wound.

Phoenix Police Department spokesperson Sgt. Tommy Thompson told ABC 15 that the shooting had been referred to Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

Sources: and ABC 15