Wife of Eagles Co-founder Randy Meisner Killed in Accidental Shooting

Randy Meisner, second from left, with the original Eagles lineup of Bernie Leadon, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. (Henry Diltz/Courtesy of Showtime)
Randy Meisner, second from left, with the original Eagles lineup of Bernie Leadon, Don Henley and Glenn Frey. (Henry Diltz/Courtesy of Showtime)

The wife of Eagles co-founder Randy Meisner has died following an accidental shooting in California, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The shooting occurred Sunday night in North Hollywood, a release from the agency states. Officers who responded to the scene discovered Lana Meisner with a single gunshot wound.

She was pronounced dead on the scene.

Authorities are characterizing the death as accidental, saying that the gun appears to have gone off as Lana Meisner moved it.

“Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet,” the release states. “As she lifted the rifle in the case, another item within the case shifted and hit the trigger of the rifle causing it to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner.”

Randy Meisner was “cooperative throughout the investigation,” the release noted.

The shooting call was the second time officers had been called to the location that night. Earlier in the evening, authorities “responded to a radio call of a woman asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect,” the release stated.

Officers left after taking a domestic violence report, authorities said.

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SOURCE: Sarah Larimer 
The Washington Post