A 61-year-old woman celebrating the new year with her family is dead after she was shot by celebratory gunfire, deputies say.
Authorities told ABC13 the woman, identified as Philippa Ashford, was standing at the end of the driveway while family and friends in the cul-de-sac were shooting off fireworks, when she suddenly clutched her body and said, “I think I’ve been shot.”
She collapsed to the ground and died.
Ashford worked for The Menninger Clinic for more than 15 years, the center confirmed. She was the nurse manager for the acute stabilization unit, which is in the crisis psychiatric branch.