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One boy dead, his brother arrested in Baton Rouge gun incident

Posted at 12:29 PM, May 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-26 15:42:31-04

UPDATE: An 11-year-old boy has been arrested and booked with negligent homicide in yesterday’s fatal shooting of his 9-year-old brother, WBRZ is reporting.

The boy has been booked into the juvenile detention center, WBRZ reports. To read the whole story, click here.

Here’s our original story:

Two boys under age 13 were handling a gun inside a home on Lanier Driver when it discharged, killing one of them early Saturday evening, our media partners at The Advocate report.

Standing outside the house in the 3700 block of Lanier Drive where the shooting happened, authorities stressed the need to keep guns secure so they don’t end up in the hands of children, the newspaper reports.

“We need to make sure these guns are in a safe place,” Baton Rouge Police Department Deputy Chief Robert McGarner Jr. told The Advocate. “We also need to be checking these kids’ rooms and make sure they don’t have weapons in it.”

McGarner said he could not confirm the exact ages of the two boys Saturday evening but that both were below the age of 13, the Advocate reports.

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