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Six-year-old in critical condition after being accidentally shot by sibling

3 weeks 6 days 21 hours ago Friday, October 02 2020 Oct 2, 2020 October 02, 2020 8:37 AM October 02, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

DUTCHTOWN - According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office, a six-year-old child is in critical condition following an accidental shooting on Thursday. 

The incident was first reported Thursday night around 5 p.m. near the intersection of Old Jefferson Highway and LA 74. Video showed a large law enforcement presence outside a Family Dollar store at that location.

An AirMed helicopter was seen landing outside the store a short while later.

The Sheriff's Office says the injured six-year-old was rushed to a hospital after they were accidentally shot by a sibling.

The incident remains under investigation, the Sheriff's Office says. 

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