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Case remains under investigation for U of I grad student shot, killed in car

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SAC COUNTY (KWWL) -

UPDATE: The 24-year-old female who was shot and killed is identified as Megan Quinn Sloss of Guthrie Center, Iowa and was a graduate student at the University of Iowa.

According to the Sac County Sheriff's Officer Megan and her 26-year-old brother Spender Lee Sloss were riding together to a family event in Ida County, Iowa. The plan for the day was to do some target shooting. As they were driving, they were talking about how to tear down a gun to clean it. Spencer Sloss, who was in the front passenger seat, was demonstrating this task with this Sig Sauer 9mm for his sister when the gun went off. 

Police report the bullet struck Megan in the hip region. Spencer Sloss had to climb over the arm rest to bring the car to a stop. Spencer called 911 and got his sister out of the car. A doctor, who had driven by, stopped and rendered medical assistance. Megan was then transported to a hospital. 

Spencer Sloss does have a valid permit to carry issued out of Guthrie County. An autopsy for Megan was scheduled for Wednesday morning at the State Medical Examiner's Office in Ankeny, Iowa. 

This case remains under investigation by the Sac County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation. Once the investigation is completed, it will be forwarded to the Sac County Attorney's Office for further review. 

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The Sac County Sheriff's Office and the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation is investigating a shooting that killed a 24-year-old female from Guthrie Center, Iowa. 

The shooting was reported at 11:38 a.m. on Sunday September 18, 2016, and occurred just north of the intersection of Hwy 175 east of Lake View, Iowa. 

The front seat passenger was handling a loaded 9mm handgun when the gun allegedly went off. The bullet struck the 24-year-old female driver. The driver was taken to Loring Hospital in Sac City, and then airlifted to a Des Moines hospital where she died of her injuries. 

Identities are being withheld at this time. 

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