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The boy was injured when his mother's gun fell from its holster and fired when it hit the ground

The boy was injured when his mother's gun fell from its holster and fired when it hit the ground

The boy was injured when his mother's gun fell from its holster and fired when it hit the ground

A four-year-old boy was shot in the leg when his mother's handgun fell out of its holster and fired.

Alaska State Troopers said they took a call on the incident near Wasilla, Alaska, just before 11.30am local time yesterday.

Medics were treating the boy when they arrived.

Troopers said the family was leaving a truck when the woman's .357-caliber handgun fell out of its holster, struck the pavement on its hammer and fired.

The shot hit the four-year-old just above the knee. The bullet went through his leg and lodged in a building.

The boy was transported by helicopter to Anchorage for treatment.

No-one has been charged.

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