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Police: Arizona man killed as wife hands him shotgun

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. — A Prescott Valley man is dead from what police said appeared to be an accidental shooting by his wife.

Police said 56-year-old Gary Wingate was fatally wounded in the torso when the
shotgun discharged as his wife handed it to him.

According to police, Wingate’s wife wasn’t comfortable handling a firearm but
told police she did what her husband asked.

The shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the couple’s home.

Police said their investigation continues and the medical examiner will rule on
the cause and manner of death.


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