Officials: Woman accidentally shot and killed by child

PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - Officials with the coroner's office in Pulaski County tell WYMT they are investigating an apparent accidental shooting.

Eutta Phelps, 68, was shot while riding in the car Wednesday.

A new press release from officials states that one of Mrs. Phelps grandsons was driving the vehicle owned by Mrs. Phelps.

Another grandson and a cousin with no relation to Mrs. Phelps were in the backseat sitting behind the driver. The two children were examing a handgun that had been left in the backseat.

All evidence from officials points shows that this was an accidental discharge of a weapon.

It is unclear which child accidentally fired the weapon.

Phelps died at the hospital just before midnight Wednesday.

This story will be updated.

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