Police name 5-year-old victim in deadly accidental shooting

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - The Anchorage Police Department has identified the 5-year-old who died in an apparent accidental shooting in West Anchorage Friday evening as Amonzel Binion.

Police say the boy was under the care of a babysitter when he "retrieved a loaded handgun, and inadvertently shot himself in the upper body."

Renee Oistad, a spokesperson for the department, wrote in an email to Channel 2 that "a charging decision has not yet been made" in the case.

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