STUDIO CITY—Lana Meisner, wife of Eagles member Randy Meisner, was killed at her Studio City home when a firearm that she moved accidentally discharged a shot.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident occurred on Sunday, March 6, at around 5:30 p.m. North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a woman asking for police assistance for a possibly intoxicated male suspect in the 3700 block of Eureka Drive. Police officers took a domestic violence incident report and left the premises.
Less than 2 hours later, North Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a shooting in the same location. When officers arrived on the scene they found Mrs. Meisner suffering from a single gunshot wound. The Los Angeles Fire Department arrived on the scene to provide assistance. Mrs. Meisner was pronounced dead at the scene by officials.
After a thorough investigation by the Valley Bureau detective personnel, with the assistance of the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office, it was determined that Mrs. Meisner’s death was accidental. She was moving a rifle that was stashed inside a case in a closet when another item within the case adjusted and hit the trigger of the rifle, causing the weapon to fire and fatally injure Mrs. Meisner. Lana’s husband, Randy, cooperated with authorities as they completed their investigation.
Randy is a founding member of both music groups Poco and the Eagles. Randy played the guitar for the Eagles and co-wrote and wrote many songs from the groups debut album in 1972. His Eagles band mate Glenn Frey died in January 2016 from complications involving rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. On the Randy Meisner Fans – Meisnettes Facebook page the following was posted on Tuesday, March 8:
“Today we hope that Randy has warmth and love from those close to him. Today we think of Lana and her grieving family. Today we share a few loving words and a birthday greeting with everyone in here. Your life is cause for celebration and joy. You have many things that make you unique and special. Your voice is golden and your heart is priceless. You possess talent, beauty, and your life is a reflection of work and effort. Your fans wish you good health and happiness. We hope you always find a reason to keep going. We hope that you never miss the warmth and support of those who truly love you. Thanks for giving us a reason to love music. You shine like the stars.”
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