Baton Rouge child dead after apparent accidental shooting on Lanier Drive, officials say – The Advocate

Baton Rouge child dead after apparent accidental shooting on Lanier Drive, officials say - The Advocate
POLICE: Child may have accidentally shot sibling while playing with gun
BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) – A shooting investigation is underway Saturday, May 25 after a juvenile was killed in the 3700 block of Lanier Drive.

Emergency crews responded to reports of the shooting just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Investigators believe two brothers under the age of 13 were playing with a gun at a home on Lanier Drive. The weapon was somehow fired, killing one of the boys.

BATON ROUGE – Police are investigating a shooting that appeared to be accidental between two siblings, leaving one juvenile dead. 

Authorities responded to the incident around 6:30 p.m. in the 3700 block of Lanier Drive near Prescott Road.

BRPD tells WBRZ that they believe the shooting was accidental. They say it seems the two brothers were playing with the weapon inside the home when it mistakenly discharged, killing one of the brothers. 


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