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Manatee County Sheriff’s Office: Man says shooting in Parrish was accidental

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Published: Sep. 20, 2021 at 3:29 PM EDT
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PARRISH, Fla. (WWSB) - A fatal shooting in a Parrish neighborhood Sept. 13 may have been accidental, detectives are now saying.

At around 10:50 a.m., on Sept. 13, deputies responded to the 4200 block of Cottage Hill Avenue after receiving reports of a woman being shot.

A neighbor allegedly heard the gunshot and ran to the residence, where thee woman was laying on the ground. That same neighbor started CPR until emergency crews arrived.

That 30-year-old woman died as a result of the shooting. Detectives said her identity has not been released at the request of her family. Her family did invoke Marsy’s Law.

According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, the man who lives at the residence said his gun went off accidentally, hitting the victim in the neck. His identity is also being withheld due to his relationship with the victim.

As part of the investigation, detectives are examining if his claims of an accidental shooting coincide with the evidence collected. The investigation is ongoing.

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