Five Year-Old Dies in Accidental Shooting Incident Friday

Anchorage police responded to a residence on the 900-block of Chugach Way at 9:51 pm on Friday after receiving a report of an accidental shooting at that location, APD revealed.

When police arrived at the residence, they found that a five-year-old had shot himself in what is believed to be an accidental shooting.

The investigation into the circumstances of the fatal accident revealed that two children were left in the care of an adult family member while the parents were at work. That adult told officers that after stepping out of the kitchen, one of the children took a loaded handgun out of the kitchen cupboard and inadvertently shot himself in the upper body.

The name of the child has yet to be released.

No criminal charges have been filed in the continuing investigation.

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