9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot in Chest

Troopers say a 9-year-old fatally shoots another boy. The incident happened in the village of Pilot Station located on the northern bank of the lower Yukon River.

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by Megan Mazurek

PILOT STATION - Troopers say a 9-year-old fatally shoots another boy. The incident happened in the village of Pilot Station located on the northern bank of the lower Yukon River.

Troopers say the boy was shot and killed Friday 9/28) during an argument with another 9-year-old boy. The shot came from what troopers described as "a high-powered .17 caliber pellet rifle." The other boy fired the air rifle while the two were having an argument, and the round hit the child in the chest.

No one is in custody. Troopers are consulting with juvenile authorities. They haven't released either child's name and won't release the name of the shooter because he is a young juvenile.