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4-year-old boy accidentally kills dad in Arizona

Published June 8, 2013 9:43 pm

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Prescott Valley, Ariz. • Authorities in northern Arizona say a 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father at a Prescott Valley home.

Prescott Valley police say the shooting occurred just after noon Friday.

The 35-year-old man and his young son were visiting from Phoenix and were at a friend's house.

Police say the boy somehow found a gun in the home's living room, accidentally fired it and a bullet hit his father, who was rushed to a hospital where he died. Police identified the man as Justin Stanfield Thomas. Police say the boy is with his mother.

The Associated Press