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.