Man faces charges in accidental shooting that injured teen cousin

BRPD arrests teen in connection to accidental shooting that injured 16-year-old

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police arrested an 18-year-old man in connection with an accidental shooing that happened Wednesday afternoon.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported Corie Burge was booked on charges of negligent injuring and illegal use of a weapon. His bond was not set.

Investigators said the shooting happened on Jefferson Avenue just off Plank Road around 4 p.m. According to police, Burge and his 16-year-old cousin were inside playing with a gun when it went off and hit the 16-year-old in the chest.

The victim was taken to a hospital and is expected to survive.

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