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PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. -- A Prescott Valley man is dead from what police said appeared to be an accidental shooting by his wife.

Police said 56-year-old Gary Wingate was fatally wounded in the torso when the shotgun discharged as his wife handed it to him.

According to police, Wingate's wife wasn't comfortable handling a firearm but told police she did what her husband asked.

The shooting occurred Monday afternoon at the couple's home.

Police said their investigation continues and the medical examiner will rule on the cause and manner of death.

Associated Press,

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