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A Tulane University student who was playing with a gun confessed to police that she accidentally shot and killed her boyfriend inside their home in the 4200 block of Walmsley Avenue about noon Thursday, New Orleans Police Department spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said.

After calling 911, Nicole Durkam, 20, first told police that the 25-year-old victim accidentally shot himself in the face before confessing she was responsible, Robertson said.

The victim died at the scene.

Durkam was booked on one count of negligent homicide.