Most unintentional shootings involving children occur in the late afternoon, on weekends and during the summer when children are more likely to be unsupervised, according to the National Safe Kids Organization.
Also, up to 80 percent of first- and second-grade children know where their parents keep their guns, the organization found.
Las Vegas police have already investigated six incidents this year in which teens or children have died from gunshot wounds: three homicides, two suicides and one accidental shooting.
To try to prevent more of those types of shootings, Las Vegas police will provide gun safety information and free gun locks at 7 p.m. today at various police stations throughout the Las Vegas Valley.
Each police station will have 100 locks to give away.
The locks and lessons will be available at:
Bolden Area Command
1851 Stella Lake St., south of Lake Mead Boulevard one block east of Martin Luther King Boulevard
Downtown Area Command
621 N. Ninth St., at Bonanza Road
Northeast Area Command
831 N. Mojave Road, at Washington Avenue
Northwest Area Command
9850 W. Cheyenne Ave., west of Grand Canyon Drive
South Central Area Command
4860 Las Vegas Blvd. South, between Tropicana Avenue and Sunset Road
Southeast Area Command
3675 E. Harmon Ave., between Sandhill and Pecos roads
Southwest Area Command
5925 W. Spring Mountain Road, a quarter-mile east of Jones Boulevard