Pregnant Woman Dies While Examining Friend’s Gun Collection

HERNANDO, Florida (KRON) — A pregnant woman and her unborn child are both dead after she was shot while admiring a friend’s gun collection.

Authorities say Katherine Hoover and her husband were at a friend’s house going through an extensive gun collection when a 22 caliber handgun discharged hitting the woman in the head.

Hoover was five months pregnant at the time of the shooting. Doctors tried to remove the baby from the womb but were unable to save it. Hoover was pronounced dead from the gunshot wound to the head.

Investigators continue to question witnesses and examine forensic evidence but say at this time it appears the shooting was accidental.

Hoover leaves behind two other children and her husband.

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