Boy, 5, fatally shot Sunday night in Avondale home
AVONDALE, La. (WVUE) - A 5-year-old boy was fatally shot inside a home in Avondale Sunday (April 30), and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said they are currently investigating whether or not the shooting was accidental.
Deputies say they were dispatched around 7:30 p.m. after a 5-year-old boy suffering from a single gunshot had arrived at a local hospital. At the hospital, deputies say they learned that the incident occurred in the 100 block of Helen Drive.
The child was being treated at a hospital, but later died that night, the JPSO said.
Detectives say that they found a firearm inside the residence during their investigation.
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