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Pregnant woman dies after accidental shooting

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A pregnant woman and her unborn child are dead after an accidental shooting.

"My son and his family are going through hell and the other family, I'm sure is going through hell," said Don DeHayes.

Hernando County Deputies said William DeHayes was showing guns to his friends, Katherine and Carson Hoover Saturday evening.

As DeHayes showed them a .22 caliber revolver it went off and hit Katherine in the head.

She was five months pregnant.

Doctors delivered her baby boy after the shooting.

He died less than an hour later.

Katherine died Sunday morning.

The home on Suncrest Drive sits quiet.

Inside a family struggles with their pain.

"If my son could switch things around, he would turn it around. It was just a very tragic accident," said Don DeHayes.

DeHayes spoke for his son.

He said the pain from the tragic accident is unbearable.

"What can you say? We are so sorry. We are just so sorry. We can't change it. We wish we could," he said.

Neighbors woke to the news Sunday morning.

"It is just terrible. Just terrible," said Linda Lindias.

Lindias lives a few houses down.

Tears came to her eyes after hearing Katherine and her baby died.

"A pregnant woman lost a baby. There are two lives gone. That is devastating," she said.

She can't understand why a loaded gun was being shown.

"Something like that shouldn't happen accident or no accident," she said.

For DeHayes and his family the hurt will not go away.

"We just feel bad. We can't change it," he said.

Hernando County deputies have labeled the shooting an accident, but they are still investigating.

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