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Neighbors Shocked By Accidental Shooting Death In NW OKC

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It happened just before 2 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of N.W. 80th Street, near I-235 and Wilshire Blvd. It happened just before 2 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of N.W. 80th Street, near I-235 and Wilshire Blvd.
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A man is accused of shooting and killing his wife, and at this time police are saying it appears to be an accident.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Monday in the 100 block of N.W. 80th Street, near I-235 and Wilshire Blvd.

9/23/2013 Related Story: Police: Man Shoots Wife In NW OKC Home

Many of the neighbors here have lived along this street for more than a decade. But they tell News 9 this husband and wife had just moved in a few months ago. And that for the most part they were quiet and kept to themselves.

So imagine the neighbors' surprise when they saw crime tape surrounding their house Monday morning.

"I feel it's a sad incident," said Carmon Herberson, who was shocked to hear about the deadly shooting that occurred along his street.

He has lived here for more than 30 years and watches out for his neighbors. But he says he didn't really know Bernard and Cynthia Morris since they had just moved in.

"Yeah and they were in and out, just like the average person," said Herberson.

"They haven't been there very long at all, maybe a few months," said Jimi Hoke, who lives right across the street.

She says she's sad to hear about what happened.

"They were just very quiet people," said Hoke. "I've seen them come and go."

Police say they received a call from Bernard Morris just before two Monday morning, claiming he had accidentally shot his wife.

Police found the body of Cynthia Morris dead inside the home, but then had to call for an ambulance when her husband started having chest pains.

He is currently recovering at a local hospital. A request for an interview was denied by the hospital, who said police still had Morris under their custodial care while they continue asking questions.

For now police are calling this an accidental shooting, but say they are still investigating. The question is, what was Bernard Morris doing with a gun at 1 in the morning? That's what neighbors would like to know, but for now they are praying for the entire family.

"That's sad, sad to hear," said Herberson. "But you know things like that can happen if you're not really acquainted with dealing with weapons."

There are cars parked in front of the home, so far no one is answering the door. We did check and in the past six months, there have been no calls to this house, domestic or otherwise.

Morris is currently listed in fair condition.

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