Fatal shooting of 87-year-old may be accidental

WINCHESTER, Conn. (WTNH) — Police are investigating whether the shooting death of an 87-year-old woman in Winchester may have been an accident.

Winchester and the state police Major Crimes Unit are investigating the shooting, which happened Thursday night at a home on Platt Hill Road in Winsted.

The woman suffered a single gunshot wound.

In a statement police said they are actively investigating the incident to determine the circumstances of the shooting. The statement also said:

“Winchester Police say that this is not a random incident and that the shooting may have been accidental.”

The name of the woman who died has not been released.

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