Deputies: Uncle shoots nephew Wednesday afternoon
LIVONIA - A man was rushed to the hospital after being shot in a rural area of Pointe Coupee Parish Wednesday.
Sources said the victim, a 50-year-old man, was shot in the stomach. The shooting happened near Livonia in the 8100 block of La. 81.
The sheriff's office said the victim is the nephew of the person who shot him. Authorities said the gunman, later identified as Carl Grimmer, was waiting for deputies in his wheelchair when they arrived and was immediately detained.
Deputies did not release a reason for why they believe Grimmer shot his nephew, who was last listed in critical condition after being flown to a hospital by an emergency helicopter.
The shooting happened at the victim's address. Grimmer, deputies said, lives nearby.
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