Authorities are investigating how a Lafayette woman on Friday was shot dead by her estranged husband, who claimed the gun went off by accident while the pair handled the weapon.

The shooting happened around 10:40 a.m. in the 600 block of Fenetre Road, according to a Monday news release from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office.

No information about the woman or her husband has been released.

The shooting, which happened in unincorporated Lafayette Parish near Scott, remains under investigation, Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. John Babin said.