Saturday, June 6, 2015

Alaska Boy Dead by Gunshot - "No Foul Play"

Local news

An Ambler boy has died following what troopers said was an accidental shooting Saturday night in the village.

At about 11 p.m., troopers in Kotzebue received the report of the shooting and chartered a commercial flight to Ambler in the early hours of Sunday morning. 

The investigation showed that a boy, 8, identified as C.G. in the trooper report, was playing with his cousins in the yard. The kids went into a nearby shed where they obtained a loaded firearm from the rafters, according to the trooper dispatch.

"One of the children then shot C.G. with the firearm, not realizing that the firearm was real or loaded," troopers said. 

The boy died from injuries sustained by the gunshot wound. No foul play is suspected.

1 comment:

  1. You seem to be hung up on the phrase "no foul play is suspected" again. To reiterate, "foul play" means an intentional act, staged to look like an accident. It does not mean there was no stupidity or recklessness in the incident.