A 5-yr-previous baby in Anchorage who discovered a gun within the drawer of a nightstand is lifeless from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, Anchorage police stated Tuesday.
Police recognized the kid as Christian Johnnson. A name got here into dispatchers at 12:24 a.m. Tuesday a few kid’s dying within the 5700 block of Rocky Mountain Courtroom, a residence in East Anchorage.
Police say they’re investigating the dying and can refer the matter to the Anchorage District Lawyer’s workplace for potential expenses.
“This can be a tragic reminder about gun security and youngsters,” police stated in a written assertion. “Do not depart weapons unattended and simply accessible, use a gun lock or safe weapons in a protected.”