The Bibb County Sheriff's Office said a woman died after accidentally shooting herself in the head at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday in the 700 block of Winchester Circle.
Investigators said Ruthann Council was attempting to unload her handgun when she accidentally shot herself, according to a sheriff's office news release. She died from her injuries.
The sheriff's office cautions that people shouldn't attempt to unload a gun they're not familiar with.
The news release states: "You should call your local law enforcement agency or someone who has experience with guns to assist you. The Bibb Sheriff's Office offers gun safety course several times throughout the year. For more information about the Bibb Sheriff's Office gun safety course, please call the Bibb Sheriff's Office Outreach Section at 478-803-2702 or 478-803-2701."