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Juvenile Shot in LaSalle Parish

A juvenile is recovering in an Alexandria hospital after being shot by a family member.
In LaSalle Parish, a juvenile is recovering in an Alexandria hospital after being shot by a family member

LaSalle parish deputies were called to a home on Phelps Road in Rhinehart around 5 o'clock Tuesday evening.

The sheriff says 63 -year old Elton Ray Phelps fired a shot inside the home hitting his 13 year old grandson in the stomach.

Authorities say Phelps was intoxicated at the time of the shooting.
Deputies say after realizing what he had done-

Phelps turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger -- killing him.

The juvenile is expected to recover from his injuries

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