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Police: Roommate in western Kansas accidentally shot, killed

August 23, 2021 GMT

HAYS, Kan. (AP) — A western man is dead after he was accidentally shot over the weekend by a roommate, police there said.

The shooting happened around 10:30 p.m. Friday in Hays, when first responders were called to home for a shooting, police said. Arriving Hays police officers and Ellis County Sheriff’s deputies found a man with a gunshot wound to his head. The man was rushed to a Hays hospital, where he later died.

An investigation found that one of the man’s roommates was trying to repair a gun when it unexpectedly fired, shooting the victim in the head. Investigators have ruled the shooting accidental.

The victim’s name was not immediately released.