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Hammond woman, 23, killed in accidental shooting

A 23-year-old woman was killed in an accidental shooting Saturday afternoon in Hammond, Indiana.

About 12:30 p.m., Megan Jaronski was dropped off at Franciscan St. Margaret Health, according to Hammond police and the Lake County coroner’s office.

Jaronski had been inside a car in the 4700 block of Hohman Avenue when a handgun went off inside the vehicle, police said. Authorities did not say where on the body she was shot.

Jaronski, of the 400 block of Hoffman Street in Hammond, died at the hospital at 1:02 p.m. Autopsy results are pending, but police said the case was being treated as an accidental discharge.

Detectives questioned a male in connection with the shooting Saturday night, but police said Tuesday morning that he had been released without charges being filed.

The gun was bought legally, police said.