Thursday 14 December 2017

Boy (4) shot when gun fell out of holster

Alaska State Troopers investigating shooting
Alaska State Troopers investigating shooting

Press Association

A four-year-old boy was shot in the leg when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired.

Alaska State Troopers said they took a call on the incident near Wasilla, Alaska, just before 11.30am local time yesterday.

Medics were treating the boy when they arrived.

Troopers said the family was leaving a truck when the woman's .357-caliber handgun fell out of its holster, struck the pavement on its hammer and fired.

The shot hit the four-year-old just above the knee. The bullet went through his leg and lodged in a building.

The boy was transported by helicopter to Anchorage for treatment.

No-one has been charged.

Press Association

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