Lana Rae Meisner, the wife of former Eagles bassist Randy Meisner, was accidentally shot and killed in the couple’s home Sunday night.
"Lana Meisner, wife of Eagles member Randy Meisner, was tragically shot with a firearm that accidentally discharged," the LAPD tweeted.
The police explained in a press release that after a thorough investigation it was determined her death occurred when she moved a firearm and it discharged.
"Mrs. Meisner was moving a rifle that was stored inside a case in a closet," the press release explained. "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."
Multiple reports say Randy Meisner said he was in another room when he heard a gunshot.
The LAPD revealed police had been to the Meisner residence earlier in the day, at 5:30 p.m., and they took a domestic violence incident report and left. Around 7 p.m. police responded to a call regarding a shooting and Lana Rae Meisner was pronounced dead at the scene.
Randy Meisner has had a tumultuous few years. The musician was in court in July 2015 after he allegedly threatened a murder-suicide with an AK-47, according to Rolling Stone.
The LAPD said he was "cooperative throughout the investigation" of his wife's death.
The founding Eagles member left the band in 1977.