Man shot in chest at Meridian home dies

July 29, 2013 

— A 63-year-old man was killed when he accidentally shot himself in the chest at a Meridian home, Deputy Chief Tracy Basterrechea said.

The man, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Basterrechea said that it was too soon to tell how the shooting happened.

"At this point, that's all under investigation," he said. "We believe at this point it was accidental, however."

A family member who was visiting the man called 911 after the shot. Basterrechea said the Ada County Coroner will release the victim's name.

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