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Dad’s gun goes off, killing his son, 7

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MERCER— Authorities said a 7-year-old boy was shot to death when a gun accidentally went off as his father was getting into his truck outside a western Pennsylvania gun store. The boy was shot Saturday morning at Twigs Reloading Den in East Lackawannock Township, 60 miles north of Pittsburgh. The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that the boy was shot when his father’s handgun went off as the man got into the truck while holding the gun. Police said 44-year-old Joseph V. Loughrey told them he had emptied the magazine but didn’t realize a bullet was still in the chamber. Seven-year-old Craig Allen Loughrey was shot in the chest and died at the scene. State Police are investigating the shooting as an accident. (AP)

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