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.