Natchitoches Police Department investigate accidental shooting

The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating an accidental shooting that took place Saturday afternoon.

On September 4, 2021 around 5:07 p.m., officers with the Natchitoches Police Department were dispatched to a business in the 7500 block of Highway 3110. Upon officers arrival they located the victim suffering from a single self inflicted gunshot wound. The victim was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries.

The Natchitoches Police Department would like to remind everyone to follow these basic firearm safety tips.

• Treat all firearms as if they are loaded.
• Keep all firearms pointed in a safe direction.
• Keep your finger off the trigger until you are ready to shoot.
• Know your target and be aware of your surroundings.
• Know how to properly operate your firearm.
• Store your firearm safely to prevent any unauthorized use.

If you would like to report suspicious activity please contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Remember all information given shall remain confidential.

How to report an anonymous tip via Natchitoches Crime Stoppers:

You can also report a tip anonymously by calling Natchitoches Crime Stoppers at (318) 238-2388. All tips remain confidential and the caller can receive a cash reward up to $2,000 for the arrest of an offender.