Arizona boy, 4, fatally shoots dad

2013-06-08T09:01:00Z 2013-06-08T20:37:47Z Arizona boy, 4, fatally shoots dadThe Associated Press The Associated Press

A 4-year-old boy has accidentally shot and killed his father at a Prescott Valley home, authorities in northern Arizona say.

The shooting occurred just after noon Friday, Prescott Valley police say.

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 and 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. No other details have been released.

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