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US: Child shot, killed by 10-year-old playing with unsecured gun

A 6-year-old Alaska child has died after being accidentally shot by another child.

world Updated: Aug 18, 2017 22:54 IST
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Investigators say the fatal shot was fired unintentionally by a 10-year-old child playing with an unsecured .22-caliber gun on Wednesday.(Representative Photo)

A 6-year-old Alaska child has died after being accidentally shot by another child.

Investigators say the fatal shot was fired unintentionally by a 10-year-old child playing with an unsecured .22-caliber gun on Wednesday.

The Division of Alaska State Troopers says the child was shot in Togiak, a village of 900 people about 390 miles (630 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage.

Emergency responders attempted CPR on the child, who was pronounced dead at a local clinic.

The state medical examiner has requested an autopsy.

Names and genders of the children were not released.

First Published: Aug 18, 2017 22:53 IST