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Drummonds mother killed in shooting

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DRUMMONDS - A 26-year-old mother was killed Monday in what investigators say may be an accidental shooting. 

At about 6 p.m., deputies responded to the 1000 block of Appleberry and found Laura Rains had been shot in the head. Her husband Chris told police she was handing him the gun when it went off.

Neighbor Codie Tramel, a longtime friend of Chris Rains, said she believes it was an accident. 

"He just wasn't that kind of guy," she said. 

Tramel was home at the time and thought she heard a vehicle hit one of the tree stumps that lines the curvy road in front of her house. Later she realized her neighbor was being carried out of the house on a stretcher.

Mrs. Rains was still alive when deputies arrived. She was airlifted to The MED where she later died.

"It's just sad," Tramel said. "She had a precious little baby, she wasn't even a year old." 

Mr. Rains is cooperating with the investigation, meeting with detectives at his home Tuesday morning. 

"We're here putting the pieces back together," said deputy chief Donna Turner. "We're getting reports from (Mr. Rains) and finishing up here at the scene today."

The couple's infant daughter was at the home at the time of the shooting. 

There will be an autopsy performed at the Regional Forensic Center in Memphis.

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