Phoenix Woman Killed After Boyfriend Pulls Out Gun During Uncomfortable Hug

A 24-year-old Phoenix woman is dead after being shot by her boyfriend.

Phoenix Police Sergeant Tommy Thompson says the shooting appears to be an accident.

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The woman, Amanda Mosley, was being hugged by her 18-year-old boyfriend at a home near 86th Avenue and Camelback Road on Tuesday, but the hug was uncomfortable to her since her boyfriend had a handgun in his waist.

Thompson says Mosley's boyfriend -- whose name wasn't released -- pulled the gun out of his waistband, and it discharged, hitting Mosley.

Mosley was hospitalized but died as a result of the shooting.

Thompson says it appears that the whole thing was accidental, but it's still being investigated, and the case will be submitted to the Maricopa County Attorney's Office.

By our count, Mosley is the 11th person in the state to be killed this year in an "accidental" shooting.

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