11-year-old's shooting believed accidental, investigation continues
NEW ROADS - An eleven-year-old is in a hospital in Baton Rouge after being shot by a fourteen-year-old Friday.
The Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff's Office said it appears the 14-year-old was showing the gun to the 11-year-old when it discharged, firing a bullet into the younger child. The shooting appears accidental, the sheriff said. The gun involved was a .44 caliber handgun.
"It appears this will be considered accidental but we still have this case open," Sheriff "Bud" Torres said Friday night.
Torres said investigators will continue looking into the situation Saturday.
The injured child was rushed to Pointe Coupee General then taken via an emergency medicine helicopter in Baton Rouge to avoid getting stuck in traffic related to a wreck that closed I-10 in the city. The child was listed in guarded condition, the sheriff said.
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