Juneau police say a Juneau man was taken to the hospital after he shot himself while cleaning a new pistol.
Emergency personnel responded to the residence on Cove View Place about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday night. An 18-year old man suffered an entry wound near the navel area and a possible exit wound in the left hip.
Lt. Dave Campbell says the nine-millimeter, semi-automatic pistol was apparently loaded with ten rounds in the magazine when he pressed a magazine release. Other details of how the shooting happened are still unclear.
The 18-year old was conscious and awake when he was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital.
He had apparently just traded a rifle for the pistol.
A 59-year old man was also in the house, but not in the same room when the shooting occurred.
- Heat pumps are nothing new. But upgrades over the past thirty years have made the systems a lot more reliable. Now Juneau installers are racing to keep up with growing demand.
- Concern over poor king salmon runs across the state drew a panel of fisheries experts together at a recent meeting in Anchorage. The event focused mainly on a better understanding of the science behind population declines.
- Native communities across Alaska are seeking a key to understanding the epidemic of suicide. The film screened Tuesday last week during the First Alaskans Institute 2017 Elders and Youth Conference held prior to the Alaska Federation of Natives Convention in Anchorage last week.
- The 51st Alaska Federation of Natives wrapped up Saturday in Anchorage on Saturday. Delegates passed a number of resolutions and heard from all three members of the state’s U.S. congressional delegation.