Officials: Iowa woman accidentally shot by child

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — State investigators say the fatal shooting of a woman by a 10-year-old child in Dundee in northeast Iowa was an accident.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety says 41-year-old Amy Hettinger was shot late Thursday afternoon.

Officials say Friday an investigation found that Hettinger was shot by a 10-year-old child who was handling a loaded handgun. The gun belonged to a family member.

Authorities say an autopsy was done by the state medical examiner’s office and the results of the investigation show it was an “accidental shooting.”

The case will be forwarded to the Delaware County attorney’s office for review.

The child and the owner of the handgun were not identified.