WASILLA — A woman accidentally shot her four-year son with a .357 magnum about 11:30 a.m. Saturday, authorities said.
A family, including the mother and the son, were climbing out of a pickup truck in a parking lot near the intersection of Shennum Drive and Palmer Wasilla Highway when the mother’s revolver fell out of its holster, according to Alaska State Trooper media reports.
The gun fell to the pavement hammer-first and discharged one round on impact, which went through the boy’s leg above the knee and lodged in the trim of a nearby building, according to the release.
The boy was flown to Anchorage for medical treatment, according to the dispatch. No criminal charges had been filed in the incident Saturday evening.