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Wife Of Former Eagles Bassist Shoots Herself Dead In 'Freak Accident'

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This is awful.

Lana Rae Meisner, the 63-year-old wife of Eagles bassist and co-founder Randy Meisner, was found shot dead at their Los Angeles home in what authorities are terming a "freak accident" on Sunday night.

It all started around 5:30 p.m. Sunday night, when authorities were called to the couple's home in Studio City, California, on a domestic violence call with a "possibly intoxicated male" at the premises.

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The LAPD took a domestic violence incident report at the time, but left without incident — but two hours later 69-year-old Randy called them back, saying that his wife had been shot.

According to cops, the bassist was apparently in another area of the house when Lana accidentally shot herself — and how she did it is horrifying in and of itself.

Apparently, Lana was moving a rifle that was stored in one of the couple's closets when she lifted up the gun inside a container.

Another item in the container moved the wrong way, and hit the trigger, blasting a single round right into her head.

Ugh. SO awful.

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The LA Coroner's Office initiated an investigation and has been looking into it, though they now say no foul play was involved. LAPD detective Gus Barrientos also told the media:

"There was an accidental discharge of the firearm. It was completely accidental, there is nothing indicative of a murder, homicide or a suicide. It's a weird accident, that's all I can say. There was absolutely no struggle, just a freak accident."

According to LA's coroner, the autopsy will take place in the next couple days, at which point an official cause of death can be determined.

Nevertheless, it sounds like an incredibly tragic moment just happened to coincidentally occur after a domestic violence incident. So bizarre.

Our thoughts are with Lana's friends and family.

[Image via Getty Images.]

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