Kasilof Man Dies from Accidental Gunshot Wound Tuesday Morning

Kasilof resident, 46-year-old Royce Gardner, died when his revolver accidentally discharged on Tuesday morning. Image-Facebook profile

Kasilof resident, 46-year-old Royce Gardner, died when his revolver accidentally discharged on Tuesday morning. Image-Facebook profile

A Kasilof man died from an accidental gunshot wound in that community on Tuesday the trooper dispatch revealed.

On Tuesday morning at 8:54 am, troopers, the Alaska Bureau of Investigation and Central Emergency Services responded to Kasilof after troopers received an emergency call reporting a gunshot victim.

When troopers, investigators and EMS arrived, EMS declared 46-year-old Royce Gardner deceased.

The investigation on-scene determined that Gardner was working on his vehicle, when his revolver, which he had tucked in his waistband, fell out, struck the vehicle, and discharged.

Next of kin were notified of the incident and Gardner’s death.

Gardner’s remains were sent to the State medical Examiner’s office in Anchorage for autopsy.

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