4-year-old shot when mom's gun falls from holster
WASILLA, AK - A 4-year-old Alaska boy was shot in the leg Saturday when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired.
Alaska State Troopers say they took a call on the incident near Wasilla just before 11:30 a.m.
Medics were treating the boy when they arrived.
Troopers say the family was leaving a pickup when the woman's .357-caliber handgun fell out of its holster, struck the pavement on its hammer and fired.
The shot hit the 4-year-old just above the knee.
The bullet went through the boy's leg and lodged in a building.
The boy was transported by helicopter to Anchorage for treatment.
No one has been charged.
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