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2 men charged in woman's shooting death in SC

HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) -

HANAHAN, S.C. (AP) - Police say a man has told them he was playing with a revolver when he shot and killed a woman.

Joseph Alexander Howard, 22, has been charged with voluntary manslaughter and reckless driving.

Nineteen-year-old Hanna Tyus died after she was shot in the back of the head at an apartment in Hanahan on Wednesday.

Police say Howard and a teen with him did not call 911, but tried to drive her to a Charleston hospital. He crashed the car a short time later.

Police Lt. Michael Fowler said Thursday the shooting is thought to be accidental and Howard didn't know the gun was loaded.

The teen has been charged with failure to report a crime.

Fowler says the men were charged because of negligence.

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