(Natchitoches)-Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies are investigating an accidental shooting involving a juvenile on Monday afternoon according to Sheriff Stuart Wright.
Natchitoches Parish Sheriff’s Deputies and Natchitoches Regional Medical Center EMS responded to reports of an accidental shooting involving an 8-year-old juvenile on Dec. 26 at 4:42 pm near Natchitoches.
Deputies and EMS arrived on the scene finding the juvenile suffering from a gunshot wound to the hand.
The juvenile was transported to a Shreveport hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The weapon, a Taurus G2 9mm semi-automatic handgun used in the accidental shooting was reported stolen in a vehicle burglary to Natchitoches Police Department during January of 2022.
Deputies say it is unclear at this time how the juvenile gained access to the firearm.
A relative was at the residence.
The investigation is ongoing by the NPSO Criminal Investigations Bureau.
Detectives are still in the process of conducting interviews.
Don’t leave firearms in your vehicle. Lock them in secure areas of your home away from children. Use gun locks. Educate your children about the dangers of firearms.