Police: 7-year-old boy in critical condition after accidentally shooting himself

Police confirm 7-year-old boy accidentally shot himself, remains critical

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 7-year-old boy who was taken to the hospital after getting shot Thursday morning is in critical condition, according to police.

The Baton Rouge Police Department confirmed Friday morning the child accidentally shot himself.

BRPD reported it was notified of a shooting at Renaissance Gateway Apartments on N Ardenwood Drive around 7:15 a.m.

Investigators said the boy’s mother was there at the time, but it’s not known whether she was aware the gun was in the apartment or who owns the gun.

The investigation is ongoing.

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