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Police: Man playing with gun fatally shoots houseguest

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Colin Lowrey (Henderson Police Dept.) Colin Lowrey (Henderson Police Dept.)
Police respond to a shooting near Gibson and Sunset on Tuesday morning. (FOX5 viewer) Police respond to a shooting near Gibson and Sunset on Tuesday morning. (FOX5 viewer)
HENDERSON, NV (FOX5) -

Henderson police say a 23-year-old woman was shot and killed Tuesday by a man who claimed he was playing around with a handgun he didn't think was loaded.

Police booked Colin Lowrey, 22, of Henderson, into the Henderson Detention Center on an open murder charge. He is currently being held without bail.

Lowrey called 911 about 8:30 a.m., saying a handgun accidentally went off and a woman had been shot in the head inside a house on Taliput Palm Place, near Gibson and Sunset roads.

The victim was taken to Sunrise Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police said the woman was a houseguest to Lowrey's residence, which was also shared by three other roommates. Lowrey told police he was playing with the handgun when he put it near her head and pulled the trigger. The gun is registered to Lowrey.

The name of the victim will be released by the coroner in the coming days.

The Clark County District Attorney's Office will determine if Lowrey will face first-, second-, or third-degree murder, voluntary manslaughter or involuntary manslaughter charges.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call the Henderson Police Department at 702-267-4750 or Crime Stoppers at 702-385-5555. You may also leave information online at www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

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