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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office is looking into what they say was an accidental shooting that killed a woman yesterday.

Investigators say it happened at a home on Paradise Drive in Winnabow around 1:30 p.m.

They say it appears a man was cleaning his gun when it went off. A relative says the man was emptying the gun when it fired. Investigators say the bullet hit the man in the hand before hitting Samantha Reynolds, 20, in the abdomen. Reynolds later died at the hospital.

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story incorrectly identified the man involved in the incident and his relationship to the victim. We apologize for the error.

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