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Police: 4-year-old accidentally shoots himself with gun found in Opelousas home

One in custody, facing negligent injury charge
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Posted at 4:23 PM, May 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 17:43:19-04

A 4-year-old was wounded but is expected to be okay after police say he accidentally shot himself inside a home in Opelousas Thursday.

The incident happened on Coleman Street, according to OPD chief Martin McLendon.

Police say the child's mother's boyfriend, 18-year-old Jaquarious Guillory, left the gun in the bathroom. The child found it, went into another room, and shot himself in the hand, police say.

The child is expected to be okay, McLendon added.

Guillory is in custody and is charged with negligent injury and illegal possession of a firearm. Police say Guillory also was booked on several bench warrants out of city court.

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