Texas woman killed New Year's Eve by suspected celebratory gunfire
KIAH / Harris County
Philippa Ashford, 61, worked as a nurse manager at a local psychiatric clinic.

via KIAH:

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas (KIAH) -- It was a tragic end to the new year celebration for a north Harris County family after a woman was struck and killed by what investigators believe was celebratory gunfire.

The incident happened outside on a cul-de-sac just after midnight Wednesday, Jan. 1, according to the Harris County Sheriff's Office. The victim has been identified as Philippa Ashford, 61.

Ashford died from a single gunshot wound.

Investigators searched the area but did not find any shell casings. They believe the shot came from a distance.

Ashford worked as a nurse manager at a local psychiatric clinic.

Investigators said a second person several miles away was also struck in the arm by celebratory gunfire. He's expected to be OK.

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