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3-year-old shoots self with stolen firearm in Baton Rouge Thursday

8 months 1 week 5 days ago Friday, January 05 2018 Jan 5, 2018 January 05, 2018 5:08 PM January 05, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: Police say the 3-year-old suffered an accidental self-inflicted gunshot wound  to the left leg after finding the firearm. The injuries appear to be non-life threatening at this time. 

Police have recovered the firearm, which was stolen, according to a BRPD spokesman.

The investigation is ongoing.

BATON ROUGE - Police are currently responding to reports of a 3-year-old being shot Thursday evening.

The incident was reported around 5 p.m. Thursday in the 900 block of N. 31st Street. According to authorities, the child was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle.

Police say the 3-year-old was shot in the legs. There is currently no further information on the child's condition.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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