APEX, N.C. — Authorities say they are investigating what people in a North Carolina home says was the accidental shooting of a woman.

Apex Police say the 38-year-old woman was shot in the abdomen around 10:45 p.m. Friday at a home and died a short time later at the hospital.

Police said in a statement they are talking to witnesses and studying evidence to determine if the shooting was an accident and exactly how it happened.

The women’s name has not been released.

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