Accidental shooting takes life

    Anchorage, Alaska (KINY) A child is dead in an apparent accidental shooting, Anchorage Police reported Tuesday.

    Anchorage Police said Christian Johnnson, five, died after he apparently found a gun in a bedroom nightstand drawer, and accidentally shot himself.  The incident occurred early Tuesday at approximately 12:30 am.  The police were investigating the incident to see if charges were warranted.

    The case has been referred to the Anchorage District Attorneys office for their review.  Police did issue a warning to residents to always keep their guns and ammunition secure and to use gun locks.

    More from News of the North

    Current Conditions

    Crude Oil Price