Police: Woman dead after accidental shooting in Gwinnett County

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Police are investigating a deadly accidental shooting in unincorporated Norcross.

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Gwinnett County Police say the shooting happened late Saturday evening at a home on Wynhall Drive.

Police say a mother, her daughter, and her daughter's friend were inside.


According to officers, the daughter, identified as 26-year-old Keely Kilpatrick, was cleaning a gun in a room with the friend. The mother then rushed down the stairs when she heard a shot go off.

"As she went down to investigate, she was confronted by her daughter who said she had shot the friend," Gwinnett County Police's Cpl. Michele Pihera said.

Medics rushed the victim, 43-year-old Dixie Cowe, to a local hospital, but she later died from her injuries.

Kilpatrick is now charged with involuntary manslaughter and is being held at the Gwinnett County Adult Detention Center.