5-year-old child killed in accidental shooting

BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) - A Bossier City child is killed in what Bossier City police have now ruled an accidental shooting.

Just before 8 p.m. Thursday night, Bossier City Police were called out to a home in the 2600 block of Palmetto Dr.

According to police, the child found a loaded handgun in a cabinet and accidentally shot himself. The child's mother was reportedly at home with the child at the time of the incident, but allegedly was not aware that there was a gun inside the home.

The child was taken to LSU Medical Center, but died at the hospital as a result of the gunshot wound.

Police have not released any names, they say out of respect for the family. So far no charges have been filed and the case remains under investigation.

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