Debra Smith is a firearms instructor at Colonial Shooting Academy.
She said unfortunately, incidents like this are a reminder for all gun owners to keep their weapons in a safe place.
Smith said it's especially important if people are at your home who may be unfamiliar with guns.
"Whenever somebody walks in the door of your home if you're a gun owner you need to go through mentally and think where are my guns and are they secure," said Smith.
Smith showed CBS 6 several different ways that gun owners can lock their guns away.
She said you can use a lock box if your gun is loaded, or a vault that is keypad accessible.
For unloaded guns, Smith also said you can use a cable lock.
She said using these kinds of safety measures could in turn save a life.
"You need to be educated on guns, everyone does," she said, "Even if you're against guns, even if you never want to own a gun."
No charges have been filed in connection with the shooting as the matter remained under investigation, according to the Sheriff's Office.