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Two children shot while playing with gun

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Posted at 2:27 PM, Sep 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-14 19:54:51-04

MAMOU, La. — Two children were shot while playing with a gun they found in a relative's car. The relative is a Mamou Police officer who was off-duty at the time, Mamou Police tell KATC.

A 12-year-old was shot in the hand, and a nine-year-old was shot in the arm, police say. The younger boy's leg was also grazed by a bullet.

One child was airlifted to a hospital in New Orleans police say.

The weapon was in the vehicle, and the boys found it and were playing with the gun, police say.