- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 21, 2016

LAKE VIEW, Iowa (AP) - The Sac County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman shot while driving in northwest Iowa as a University of Iowa graduate student.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday that 24-year-old Megan Quinn Sloss, of Guthrie Center, was traveling Sunday with her 26-year-old brother to a family event when she was shot. Investigators say the brother was showing Sloss how to break down a 9 mm handgun to clean it when it fired, hitting Sloss.

A doctor driving by stopped to render medical aid until Sloss was taken to a Sac City hospital. She was then flown to a Des Moines hospital, where she died.

Officials say the brother has a valid permit to carry the handgun. No charges have been brought, and the shooting remains under investigation.

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