6-year-old shot, killed after playing with loaded handgun in Raceland, sheriff says

Published: Feb. 22, 2023 at 9:50 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 23, 2023 at 1:50 PM CST
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RACELAND, La. (WVUE) - A six-year-old boy is dead after playing with a loaded handgun, according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The incident happened around 7:45 p.m. on Feb. 22 at a home in the 2000 block of Hwy. 182 in Raceland.

The boy, identified as 6-year-old Davonta “D.J.” Michel Jr., was transported to a hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Investigators say the child and his brother found a loaded handgun in one of the bedrooms and were playing with it. At some point, the gun fired, striking Michel.

The investigation is ongoing.

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