9-year-old girl accidentally shot by 5-year-old brother

Investigators learned the girl’s 5-year-old brother was playing with an unsecured gun and shot her.
Published: Jan. 22, 2023 at 10:13 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 23, 2023 at 6:55 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 9-year-old girl was brought to Ochsner LSU Health needing treatment for a gunshot wound on Sunday, Jan. 22.

Officers responded to the 6400 block of Faust Drive on reports of a shooting. Upon arrival, they found the girl had been shot at least once and had injuries on her arm and abdomen. She was taken to the hospital for treatment of the non-life-threatening injuries.

Investigators learned the girl’s 5-year-old brother was playing with an unsecured gun and shot her. Detectives spoke with the children’s parents and seized the weapon used in the shooting. An agent with the Department of Children and Family Services will work with detectives as the investigation continues.

No arrest was made.