Young girl dies in Mountain Village

Alaska state troopers say a five year old girl has died in Mountain Village after being shot.

Investigators say the girls 8 year old brother was playing with a rifle he had used to go hunting the day before when it went off.

The children were apparently home alone when the shooting occurred Monday.

The names of those involved have not yet been released.

Child Services and the District Attorneys office have been notified as the trooper investigation continues.