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Jeanerette Police: Juvenile accidentally shot outside Main St. business

Posted at 6:54 PM, Dec 22, 2021

Jeanerette Police are investigating after a juvenile was accidentally shot on Main Street Wednesday evening.

According to Chief Dusty Vallot, a 15-year-old and a 7-year-old were in a vehicle outside a barber shop around 6:30 p.m. The 15-year-old located a gun and the weapon "accidentally" discharged and struck the 7-year-old in the head, the chief says.

The juvenile was airlifted to a local hospital. There is no word on his condition at this time.

KATC has a crew en route and will update with more information when it becomes available.

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