DECEMBER 9, 2012-A family
is in shock and a community is in disbelief after a 7-year-old boy was killed
in an accidental shooting in
Police are still investigating.
But according to initial reports, the boy was sitting inside his father's pickup truck when the handgun went off fatally shooting him...
incident happened outside of Twigs Reloading Den, a camping and gun store in
Pennsylvania State Police say 7-year-old Craig Allen Loughrey was with his 44-year-old father Joseph Loughrey at the time.
When Joseph loughrey and Craig returned to their pickup truck, Loughrey laid a 9 mm gun on the console.
As he got into the vehicle, the gun reportedly went off and hit the child as he was sitting in a booster seat.
According to police, the father believed the gun was unloaded at the time... The magazine was unloaded; however there was still a bullet in the chamber of the gun.
Evidence at this point suggests the shooting was an accident.
An autopsy is expected sometime Monday.