NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed early Wednesday morning in New Orleans East.
New Orleans Police received a call around 2:12 a.m. about a 3-year-old that was shot.
When they arrived on the scene in the 5600 block of Red Maple Drive in New Orleans East, they found the boy suffering from a gunshot wound to the chest.
Initial police reports say the grandmother, 45, and her grandson were asleep in the same bed.
The woman, who is employed as a security guard, had a gun under a pillow.
At some point, the gun discharged striking the boy in the chest.
He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later died.
The grandmother is currently being questioned by investigators.
The investigation is ongoing.