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(Image from KTVK video via CNN)

(Image from KTVK video via CNN)

(Image from KTVK video via CNN)

PHOENIX, Arizona–A woman was shot and killed while giving her boyfriend a hug, KTVK reported.

Police said the 24-year-old woman and her 18-year-old boyfriend were hugging at a home in Phoenix when she became uncomfortable with a gun in his waistband.

According to KTVK, as the man removed the gun, it went off, and a bullet struck her.

She died at the hospital.

Authorities said the shooting appeared to be an accident.

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