Posted: Jun 10, 2011 9:04 AM by Lauren Wilson & AP
BOSSIER CITY, La. (AP) - A 5-year-old child has died in what Bossier City police described as an accident shooting.
Police say the child found a loaded handgun in a cabinet Thursday night and accidentally shot himself.
Detectives say the child's mother, who was home at the time, was not aware the gun was in the home.
The child was taken to LSU Medical Center, but died at the hospital as a result of the gunshot wound.
The names of the child or his parents have not been released.
Police say the case remains under investigation.