A 4-year-old boy accidentally shot and killed his father Friday afternoon at a residence in Prescott, Ariz., police said.
The Prescott Valley Police Department responded to a report of gunshots at 12:36 p.m. and found an adult male who had sustained a gunshot wound in a residence, said Police Sgt. Brandon Bonney. The man was transported to the nearby Yavapai Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
Bonney said that the boy found a handgun and was apparently "making inquisitive statements to his father regarding the firearm and, while we he was doing so, shot his father in the chest."
Bonney said the father and son were from Phoenix and were visiting the male resident of a duplex apartment where the shooting occurred. He said the man they were visiting is the owner of the gun and was the only witness.
Police did not immediately identify the victim, pending notification of next of kin.