TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida State University student was killed and another injured in an accidental shooting in an off-campus apartment.
Authorities say 21-year-old Ashley Cowie of Orange Park was shot in the chest early Sunday when a rifle owned by 20-year-old Evan Wilhelm accidentally discharged. The bullet passed through Cowie and struck the wrist of 21-year-old Keith Savino of Tampa.
FSU Police Chief David Perry said the shooting occurred as Wilhelm was showing friends the new accessories on his rifle about 1:16 a.m.
Wilhelm, of Ponte Vedra Beach, was arrested on a manslaughter charged and booked into Leon County Jail. Wilhelm is a member of Lamda Chi Alpha fraternity. The shooting happened in Heritage Grove, an apartment complex that houses fraternity students.
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