Anchorage man dies in accidental shooting

Posted: Thursday, July 15, 2010

ANCHORAGE - An Anchorage man has died in an apparent accidental shooting.

Anchorage police say 26-year-old Elliott Taylor suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen just before 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police were told that Taylor and a friend had been target shooting with a pistol and were manipulating the gun for cleaning inside Taylor's home when it fired.

The bullet injured the hand of Taylor's friend, whose name was not immediately released, and then struck Taylor.

Taylor was taken into surgery at a hospital but died. His friend was treated at the hospital and released.

Detectives are investigating.

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