KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A 40-year-old woman was shot while sitting in a car. Now two 16-year-old boys are charged in her killing. According to Kansas City Police, the shooting happened near Thompson and Oakley around 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Relatives of 40-year-old Tina Castro, say she was in the front passenger seat. Castro's relative and a 16-year-old friend were sitting in the back. Other relatives say the teens were playing with stolen guns.
"Gumba said that they had taken the clip out and that they were, I guess cleaning it. Well the other, the kid was kind of twirling it around and somehow the gun managed to go off," Castro's sister-in-law, Amanda French told FOX 4.
French said a single bullet struck Castro.
"She was lying down and I guess when it went through the seat, it hit her in the right lung and Gumba said she sat up and said, 'I've been shot,' and said she looked back and the last thing she said was, 'I love you,'" French explained.
Castro died on scene. Police say the boys were arrested nearby and prosecutors say both are charged with involuntary manslaughter and armed criminal action in the apparent accidental shooting.
"It's unbelievable. It's almost like you don't want to think that he could even be a part of that," French said.
Now relatives are tasked with planning Castro's memorial service, while at the same time trying to help Castro's 16-year-old relative deal with the pain and consequences that come with the crime.
"He knew not to play with firearms. He's been told many times. Those things are dangerous," French said.
The boys have been charged as juveniles and their names are not being released.