HARVEY, La. — Authorities in Louisiana say a 14-year-old was pronounced dead after he accidentally shot himself in the stomach.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Col. John Fortunato says a 16-year-old told detectives the victim was handling a gun when the weapon discharged and struck the younger boy in the stomach inside an apartment in Harvey. Authorities say the shooting Thursday evening has been classified as “accidental.”
No further information was immediately available.
Information from: The New Orleans Advocate, http://www.neworleansadvocate.com