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Coroner: Prosser shooting victim died from wound to the chest

Coroner: Prosser shooting victim died from wound to the chest

PROSSER, Wash. - An autopsy reveals a Buckley woman who died in a shooting bled to death from a gunshot to her chest.

The Benton County coroner said Amanda Hill was shot once in the upper torso. The bullet struck vital organs which caused a lot of bleeding, which investigators said lead to her death.

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Hill died at a party in Prosser, after police said her friend, Amy Brown shot her during a physical fight, early February 10.

Brown told deputies she and Hill began fighting after she saw Amanda in bed with her fiance. Brown said the two got into a physical fight and Amanda was choking her.

Brown said she then grabbed a gun and shot Amanda. She told detectives she did not think her life was threatened but shot anyway.

Investigators are ruling Hill's death as a homicide.

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