According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened on Thursday in South Fork Drive in Arlington, tennessee. 18-year-old Brennan Fields had been given a .45 caliber pistol as a graduation gift. While playing with his new gift and showing it off, the gun accidentally fired, shooting his girlfriend, 19-year-old Lucinda Luna in the stomach. Luna was reportedly lying on a couch across the room from him at the time. Witnesses at the scene said Fields was in the process of putting the gun away when it fired.

There were reportedly two other people in the room at the time, as well as a toddler.

While Luna was taken to a Memphis hospital, she later died from the gunshot wound.

Teenager had experience with guns

According to police detectives, Luna’s father had taken Fields to a local gun shop to pick out the gun as his graduation gift. Karalyn Stubblefield, Luna's friend, told WMC Action News 5 that Fields had experience with guns and owned several. She said he often went to the gun range to practice.

Stubblefield told the news service she had only found out a couple of hours before, so was still distraught. She said they grew up living close to each other and were also close in age and soon became friends.

Stubblefield said Luna was always reading and every time she visited her, Luna would tell her she needed to read this or that book. She told News Channel 3 that her friend was “amazingly smart” and was really funny, always laughing and giggling.

Teenagers were supposed to hang out that evening

The two girls were supposed to hang out together with friends Thursday night, but when Stubblefield was on her way home, she said all she could see were blue lights and first responders outside Luna’s home.

At first, she didn’t believe this was real, that someone was playing a joke. However she then saw the window of the house was open and could see police officers walking around inside, so she knew something bad had happened.

She said the situation was really going to hurt Fields and that he will not get over it for a long time.

She said she was worried about him and for the families too.

The shooting by Tennessee teenager was a tragic accident

According to Shelby County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Earle Farrell, investigators say the shooting was just a tragic accident and that by all indications, there was no intent for him to shoot Luna. Farrell said it was a real tragedy but Fields will most likely not face any charges for the incident.