Police: Boy accidentally shoots 6-year-old brother in the face

Published: Aug. 22, 2012 at 7:13 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 28, 2012 at 6:28 AM CDT
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A 12-year-old boy faces two charges after police said he accidentally shot his 6-year-old brother in the face Tuesday night.

Fortunately, authorities said the little boy's injuries are not considered life-threatening.

The shooting happened in the 7100 block of Victoria Gardens Court in Baton Rouge around 9:15 p.m.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the 12-year-old found the gun in a hall closet and was playing with it when the shooting occurred.

The 6-year-old was taken to the hospital, but his condition is unknown.

BRPD said the 12-year-old was charged with illegal use of a weapon and negligent injuring.

He was later released to his parents.

There was no word on whether they will be charged as well.

Police did not release any names in this case.

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