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Child in critical condition after being shot Monday night

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BATON ROUGE - A 4-year-old died in an accidental shooting, the sheriff's office said Tuesday.

The shooting happened Monday night.

The shooting happened around 8:15 p.m. on Glenetta Court. 

Officials say the child was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and later died.

Deputies said the child's 12-year-old sibling accidentally discharged a firearm, shooting the toddler. 

The juvenile, whose name was not released, was booked into juvenile detention for negligent homicide.

The incident is still under investigation, the sheriff's office said. 

“This is a terrible tragedy and a devastating loss for our community. We are reminding residents to please secure your firearms to keep our children and loved ones safe," Sheriff Sid Gautreaux said in a statement. 


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