DCSO: Husband  Accidentally Shoots and Kills Wife

A 73 year old woman is dead after authorities say she was accidentally shot by her husband Wednesday in Daviess County.

According to the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, around 10:00 a.m. Wednesday deputies responded to an accidental shooting at the Daviess County Fish & Game Club at 1370 South Chestnut Grove Road where the woman was found with a gunshot wound to the chest area. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police say the Criminal Investigation Division was called to the scene and interviewed the woman’s husband and witnesses. Witnesses reportedly stated the husband of the deceased woman was loading/unloading a handgun when it accidentally discharged and the bullet hit his wife in the chest.

The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office says information from the death investigation showed no foul play.

The name of the 73 year old woman is being withheld pending notification of family.

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