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Juvenile injured after gun accidentally discharges at Crowley apartments

17-year-old facing charges
Posted at 8:50 AM, Jun 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-17 16:10:06-04

The Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office says a juvenile was injured Wednesday night when a gun accidentally discharged at an apartment complex outside Crowley.

The incident happened just after 5:00 pm on June 16 at the Meadows Apartments.

The sheriff's Office says that an investigation revealed that a 17-year-old was handling a handgun when there was an accidental discharge.

The bullet struck a juvenile victim on the side of his head. He is listed in critical but stable condition at an area hospital.

The 17-year-old has been booked on charges of illegal discharge of a firearm, illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile, possession of stolen property and negligent injury.

According to the sheriff's office, there were no issues between the two which led to this incident.

An investigation is ongoing.

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