12-year-old Boy Dies After Accidentally Firing Gun

Posted on May 10, 2009. Filed under: accident, Oregon | Tags: , |

A 12-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed himself Sunday in the western Oregon town of Hammond, police said.

Warrenton police said a bullet from a .22-caliber pistol struck and killed Austin Matschiner. The gun used in the shooting belongs to his family. The sixth grader died in his room Sunday morning, medical examiners said.

Police said Matschiner was an avid hunter and was at home with his mom when the gun went off. More on KPTV.com

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