By Liz Thomas: 1 dead after shots fired in W. Anchorage
It was an accident that a loaded weapon was left unsecured?
UPDATE on 7/28/18:
Last night’s shooting on Chugach Way appears to be accidental. Initial indications are that two children were being babysat by an adult family member while the parents were at work; the adult did not live in the home. When the adult stepped out of the kitchen, the 5-year-old male reached into a kitchen cupboard, retrieved a loaded handgun, and inadvertently shot himself in the upper body. No one else was injured.
This investigation is still ongoing. No criminal charges have been filed at this time. The name of the deceased will be released once next-of-kin notification procedures have been completed.
At 9:51 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018, Anchorage Police responded to a residence on the 900-block of Chugach Way in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival officers found a deceased male juvenile inside the home with a gunshot wound. No one else was injured.
The circumstances surrounding the death, and whether or not it is criminal, are still being investigated. Anyone with information regarding this incident, who has not yet spoken to police, are asked to call non-emergency Dispatch at 3-1-1 (option #1).
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