Boyfriend says gun accidentally went off inside NE Philly home, girlfriend killed: Police

The boyfriend told police he was cleaning his gun when the shot was fired.

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Woman killed, boyfriend says gun accidentally fired: Police
A man told police he was cleaning his gun inside a Northeast Philadelphia home when it went off. His girlfriend was shot and killed.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- A woman has died after her boyfriend said he accidentally shot her inside a Northeast Philadelphia home, police said.

It happened around 11:15 p.m. Sunday on the 9500 block of Clark Street.

The man called police and told them he was cleaning his gun when it went off.

A bullet struck his 22-year-old girlfriend in the neck.

She was taken to the hospital where she died a short time later.

Police found multiple weapons in the second floor of the home.

Investigators were questioning the boyfriend. No charges have been filed at this time.

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