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Pasco family found loaded gun in their front yard

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PASCO, Wash. - A family found a loaded hand gun in their front yard and they did not know who it belongs to.

The family lives on 8th street in Pasco.  They told police that they woke up yesterday to find the loaded single action colt revolver in the grass.

The homeowners said he was glad his wife found it before their two year old daughter did.

Police said they did the right thing by calling them right away.

Pasco Police Officer Tom Ninemire said, "Could have been a tragic incident if a child thought it was a toy gun, playing with a sibling or next door neighbor kid and the gun could have went off."

Police said the gun looked like a toy and said this situation could have easily turned deadly.

Police officers confiscated the gun and ask anyone with information to come forward.