Friday, April 25, 2008

Woman killed trying to shoot snake in shed

A WOMAN has died after being accidentally shot while she and a man were trying to flush a snake out of a shed at Kingsthorpe in southeast Queensland, police say.

Paramedics pronounced the woman, 33, dead upon their arrival at the property near Toowoomba.

Police believe a 37-year-old man accidentally fired his weapon while he and the woman were attempting to lure the snake out of the shed about 10pm (AEST) last night.

Scientific investigations have been undertaken and a report will be prepared for the state coroner.


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