Wife of former Eagle's member shot dead in accident

The wife of former Eagles member Randy Meisner pictured here in the 1970s during his time with the band, has been shot dead in an unfortunate accident. Photo / Getty
The wife of former Eagles member Randy Meisner pictured here in the 1970s during his time with the band, has been shot dead in an unfortunate accident. Photo / Getty

The wife of former Eagles band member Randy Meisner was killed when a rifle she was handling accidentally discharged and shot her in the head, Los Angeles police say.

Police said on Monday officers found 63-year-old Lana Rae Meisner dead on Sunday from a single gunshot wound at the couple's home in the San Fernando Valley.

Investigators say Lana Rae Meisner lifted the rifle from a storage case when another item inside shifted and hit the trigger, causing the gun to fire.

Officials say police had responded to the home earlier Sunday and took a domestic violence incident report.

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Randy Meisner co-founded the Eagles and co-wrote and sang the hit Take It To the Limit.

He played bass and guitar and left the band in 1977.

- AAP

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