In something out of Pulp Fiction, a woman was killed when a passenger in the backseat of her car accidentally shot her, police say.
Laura Anna Guillen, 31, was sitting in the driver's seat of a car in the 4600 block of Collingsworth near the Fifth Ward about 2 a.m. today when the shooting occurred.
Houston police say a man sitting in the backseat told them he was checking if his gun was loaded when it went off.
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Guillen was taken to Ben Taub Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.
No charges have been filed in the case, but an investigation in continuing.
Update: Jorge Armando Mendoza, 32, has been charged with manslaughter in the case, HPD says.