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A 16-year-old Delta Junction youth accidentally shot himself Monday afternoon according to troopers.

Little information is available about the incident, but troopers say in a press release the 16-year-old was pronounced dead at the scene of what appeared to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Troopers indicated by phone that the shooting appeared to be accidental.

Troopers are withholding the name of the deceased because he is a juvenile.

Michael Paschall is the editor and publisher of Delta Wind and can be reached at editor@deltawindonline.com.