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NKY school instructional assistant killed in accidental shooting

The shooting happened in the 1800 block of Holman Monday (FOX19 NOW) The shooting happened in the 1800 block of Holman Monday (FOX19 NOW)
COVINGTON, KENTUCKY (FOX19) -

A woman was killed in an accidental shooting Monday, according to Covington Police. 

Officers found Kelly Cocagne, 38, shot in the torso after responding to her home in the 1800 block of Holman Avenue around 2:30 p.m. 

Cocagne was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center where she was pronounced dead, police said. 

Newport Independent School released a statement about the loss of Cocagne, who was a Newport Intermediate School instructional assistant.

"Our thoughts and prayers go out tonight to the loved ones of Kelly Cocagne, a bright and inspiring young woman who was just beginning her career in education. Our entire Newport Independent Schools family - teachers, students, staff and parents - mourn this senseless tragedy. Kelly was a dedicated professional and tremendous person who will be deeply missed."

No other individuals involved in the case will be identified due to "the age and circumstances," officials said in a media release Tuesday.

Police have not commented on the circumstances or events leading up to the shooting. 

"The Covington Police have been working very closely with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office on this case and barring the discovery of any new information our investigators believe that this shooting was accidental in nature," police said.

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