JPSO: 9-year-old shoots himself in the leg in Terrytown

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Hand Firing Gun

TERRYTOWN, La. (WGNO) – A 9-year-old boy shot himself this afternoon in Terrytown.

According to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, a 10-year-old boy called 911 about 4:50 p.m. and said his 9-year-old cousin was handling a handgun when it accidentally discharged.

The 9-year-old suffered a single gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to University Hospital.

Deputies said his injuries don’t appear to be life-threatening.

It’s unclear whether any adults were home at the time or whether anyone is facing charges.