BRPD: Teen accidentally shot by male relative; victim in critical condition
BATON ROUGE - A girl was shot in the head and rushed to an area hospital Thursday evening.
Baton Rouge police said the girl was shot accidentally, by a 16-year-old male relative playing with a firearm. Detectives are still investigating how the boy got the gun.
According to police the girl is in critical condition.
UPDATE: Friday morning, family members of the victim identified the girl and said she was brain dead. Read the updated story HERE.
Police said the suspect has been arrested and charged with Negligent Injuring and Illegal Possession of a firearm by a Juvenile.
The shooting was reported on Brady Street, which runs from Plank, across North Acadian and North 38th to Delaware Street.