By CBSLA Staff

NORTHRIDGE (CBSLA) — Authorities say a 22-year-old woman was taken into custody in connection with what appears to be an accidental shooting that killed a man in Northridge.

The incident unfolded in the backyard of a home in the 17500 block of Strathern Street around 2 a.m. Saturday. Officers say the woman was handling a gun when it discharged and struck the 21-year-old man.

The man died at the scene. It remains unclear what the relationship was between the woman and the victim.

“It’s insane that that happened,” said one neighbor. “It’s just bizarre…my kid sleeps next door to their backyard.”

Neighbors said they were stunned by the incident and worried that the bullets could have hit their homes.

“It just blows my mind to imagine some people on the street playing with guns,” said neighbor Ernesto Amaya. “This is supposed to be a very safe neighborhood.”

The incident remains under investigation.

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