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3-year-old shot in Baker, police say

A 3-year-old child shot themselves in Baker Tuesday afternoon, police say.
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 4:46 PM CDT
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BAKER, La. (WAFB) - A 3-year-old child was accidentally shot in Baker on Tuesday, June 21, police said.

According to Baker Police Chief Carl Dunn, the toddler’s father left a gun unattended in the home.

The 3-year-old picked up the gun and was playing with it when the gun fired, said Dunn.

It happened on Ray Weiland Drive around 3:30 p.m.

“Please take every precaution when there are juveniles in the house when it comes to firearms,” said Dunn. “We do have free gun locks at the Baker Police Department.”

The chief added the dad is in custody and is not facing any charges as of yet.

The child is reportedly in stable condition and should be okay.

The investigation is ongoing.

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