Four-year-old boy shot dead in Natchitoches Parish

By Katrina Webber - email | bio

NATCHITOCHES PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Sheriff's department investigators in Natchitoches Parish believe a four year old boy shot himself in the head while handling a gun.

A news release from Sheriff Victor Jones says Alexander Morrison was found suffering from a gunshot wound Tuesday in a home in the Iron Springs community.   He was taken to a hospital in Shreveport where he died.

Jones say Morrison was in the care of his grandmother at the time.  He had been playing outdoors with his siblings and went into the home alone to get a drink of water.

Investigators believe that's when he found a gun in the kitchen.

There's no word yet on whether charges will be filed against the gun owner.

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