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BRPD arrests teen accused of accidentally shooting relative in head

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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

Police are investigating an accidental shooting that sent a teen to the hospital with serious injuries Thursday.

The Baton Rouge Police Department reported officers were called out to an incident in which a 16-year-old girl was shot inside her home on Brady Street near North 38th Street just before 5 p.m.

According to investigators, a 16-year-old boy allegedly shot his relative in the head by accident while playing with a gun. Police have not yet determined where the gun came from. 

The victim was taken to the hospital where she was last listed in critical condition. 

The suspect was booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Juvenile Detention on charges of negligent injuring and illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

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