Woman Dies Friday From Accidental GunshotAug 17th, 2013 | By Jay Long | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article
An Orange County woman died Friday night after the gun she was handling accidentally fired.
New York State Police said a preliminary investigation revealed that Kristi Babcock, 30, suffered the fatal gunshot wound while handling the legally owned pistol belonging to her boyfriend, Chris Benson, while at a house at 141 Sycamore Street in Salisbury Mills.
As word spread, friends of Babcock took to Facebook to offer condolences and shock at the unthinkable tragedy.
Police from several local agencies including, Town of Cornwall, Cornwall-on-Hudson and Washingtonville were on scene to assist.
The investigation is ongoing.