- Category: Entertainment
- Published Monday, March 7, 2016
- CTV News
Los Angeles authorities say 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.
A police news release says 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.
Police say Randy Meisner was co-operative throughout the investigation. Officials say police had responded to the home earlier Sunday and took a domestic violence incident report.
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.