Slidell, La. Three Slidell area juveniles have been arrested and placed in the Florida Parishes Juvenile Detention Center after they shot and injured a man outside his place of employment Thursday afternoon. So far. investigators with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office believe the shooting was accidental.
The shooting happened around noon near a wooded area off Camp Villere Road in the Slidell area. Investigators say the three teens were shooting rifles in a wooded area when one of the bullets reportedly struck an employee of a nearby business who was standing outside. The man who worked at Friction Stir Link suffered a gunshot wound to his upper back. He remains at a south shore hospital, and his injuries are not thought to be life-threatening.
Following the shooting, deputies were dispatched to the scene and immediately began canvassing the area. A witness reported to one of the deputies that he saw three juveniles carrying two rifles enter a trail into a wooded area near his home.