Chevak girl dies in accidental shooting

Posted: Wednesday, October 22, 2008

CHEVAK - An 11-year-old Chevak girl has died from injuries suffered in an accidental shooting.

Alaska State Troopers say Mary Friday was struck in the head Sunday when a shotgun being cleaned by her father, 49-year-old Morris Aguchak, accidentally discharged.

The girl was flown to Anchorage and died there.

Troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters says the state medical examiner will conduct an autopsy.

Chevak is a village of 942 about 140 miles northwest of Bethel.

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