3-year-old Alaska boy dies after finding gun

Posted: Sunday, May 16, 2010

ANCHORAGE - Anchorage police say a 3-year-old boy has died after finding a gun and accidentally shooting himself.

Police spokeswoman Anita Shell says the boy's father, 28-year-old Timothy Joseph, called 911 after 9 a.m. Friday. The father reported the child had taken a gun off a TV stand and shot himself.

Shell says investigators were interviewing both the father, the only other person at home at the time of the shooting, and the mother, 44-year-old Karee Ann Joseph. Shell says no charges have been filed at this time.

Shell says the child's name has not been released.

Crime scene investigators were en route to the home in the 4800 block of Loretta Lane.

The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

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