UPDATE: University of Iowa student accidentally shot and killed by her brother

Megan Q. Sloss, 24, of Guthrie Center, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016.  (Twigg Funeral Home)
Megan Q. Sloss, 24, of Guthrie Center, Iowa, died Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (Twigg Funeral Home)

LAKE VIEW, Iowa (AP) – The Sac County Sheriff’s Office has identified a woman shot while driving in northwest Iowa as a University of Iowa graduate student.

The sheriff’s office said in a news release Wednesday that 24-year-old Megan Quinn Sloss, of Guthrie Center, was traveling Sunday with her 26-year-old brother to a family event when she was shot. Investigators say the brother was showing Sloss how to break down a 9 mm handgun to clean it when it fired, hitting Sloss.

A doctor driving by stopped to render medical aid until Sloss was taken to a Sac City hospital. She was then flown to a Des Moines hospital, where she died.

Officials say the brother has a valid permit to carry the handgun. No charges have been brought, and the shooting remains under investigation.

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