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Suspicious Shooting Death Of Eagles Bassist Randy Meisner's Wife Ruled 'Accidental'

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Mar. 7 2016, Updated 6:22 p.m. ET

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Getting your Trinity Audio player ready... has learned that the shooting death of Eagles bassist Randy Meisner has been ruled a tragic accident.

"After a thorough investigation by Valley Bureau detective personnel and the Los Angeles Coroner's Office, it was determined that Mrs. Meisner's death was accidental," read a statement released by According to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet," continued the statement. "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."

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Lana's death and the strange series of events preceding the shooting were also detailed in the police statement.

"On Sunday, March 6, 2016, around 5:30 p.m., North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a woman asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect in the 3700 block of Eureka Drive. The officers took a domestic violence incident report and left the location," noted law enforcement officials.


Just one-and-a-half hours after the domestic violence incident, North Hollywood patrol officers were called back to the Meisner residence because of the shooting.

"When officers arrived they found Mrs. Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound."

As first reported, Randy, 69, told police his 63-year-old wife "was stumbling around, looking for something in a closet where there were two guns," the insider said.

"Randy seemed to be in shock and wasn't even able to acknowledge that Lana Rae was dead from a gun shot wound," a law enforcement source told exclusively.



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