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Teen accidentally shot in head by another juvenile; wound considered life-threatening

Preliminary investigation indicates another juvenile was playing with a gun when it accidentally went off, authorities say
A child was fighting for his life after being accidentally shot in his head in a residence in...
A child was fighting for his life after being accidentally shot in his head in a residence in the 1600 block of Malcolm Street in Shreveport the night of Aug. 17, 2021, police say.(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 9:24 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2021 at 9:34 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A teenage boy is fighting for his life after having been shot in his head, authorities say.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show the shooting in a house in the 1600 block of Malcolm Street happened at 8:09 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 17.

Preliminary investigation indicates another juvenile was playing with a gun when it accidentally went off.

Shreveport Fire Department medics rushed the wounded 15-year-old boy to Ochsner LSU Health for treatment.

Dispatch records show 18 police units responded to the scene on Malcolm between Linwood and Bernstein avenues.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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