Pregnant woman shot in the head has died

Brooksville, Florida -- A 25-year-old pregnant woman is dead after she was shot in the head last night in Brooksville.

According to the Brooksville Sheriff's Office, Katherine Lynn Hoover died early this morning. She was five months pregnant.

Physicians at Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point removed baby boy Hoover last night after Katherine was airlifted to the hospital with life threatening injuries. Baby boy Hoover was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m.

Sheriff's investigators Katherine Hoover's injuries occurred after her friend, William DeHayes, showed her his .22 caliber revolver and it went off, the bullet striking Hoover in the head.

Investigators say they believe this shooting was accidental, but they have not said whether DeHayes can or will be charged with negligence.

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