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7-year-old dead after accidental shooting by older brother

EAST CARROLL PARISH, La. - (3/12/2018) The East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office and Louisiana State Police are investigating after an accidental shooting took the life of a 7-year-old.

According to the East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office, they received the call around 1:34 p.m. Monday at 300 Church Street in Lake Providence.

The 12-year-old was playing with the .22 small caliber pistol when it accidentally discharged and struck the 7-year-old.

When deputies arrived on scene, the 7-year-old was deceased.

Parents were not home at the time of the incident. 

The investigation is continuing. We will update this article as more information becomes available.


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