Elma boy, 6, shoots self in face

ELMA - A 6-year-old boy in Washington's Mason County is in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself in the face.

Mason County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Dean Byrd says the boy found the key to a safe containing the pistol, and retrieved the gun while his mother was asleep on the couch Tuesday morning.

Byrd said the boy was playing with the gun in his Elma home when it discharged into his face.

The boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.