Shreveport teens charged in accidental shooting

By Nancy Cook |

Published 07/20 2014 08:49AM

Updated 07/20 2014 08:53AM

Two local teens face criminal charges following an accidental shooting at a west Shreveport residence Saturday afternoon.


A 14-year-old was booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center Saturday night, and a 15-year old will be booked into CJDC after his release from University Health where he is being treated for a non-life threatening gunshot wound.


Just before 5 p.m. Saturday (July 19, 2014), Shreveport Police patrol officers were called to home located in the 3600 block of Valley Ridge Road relative to a shooting there. 


Upon the arrival of officers, a 15 year old male was discovered suffering a single gunshot wound to the right hand.  The victim was transported by the Shreveport Fire Department to University Health Medical Center. 


Shreveport Police Violent Crimes detectives were notified of the shooting and responded to the scene of the crime and intiated an investigation into the matter.  


Investigators gathered information and evidence revealing the victim, along with a 14- year-old-acquaintance, were inside the home handling a semi-automatic handgun when the weapon discharged striking the older teen in the hand. 


Additional information was obtained indicating the 15-year-old was carrying the weapon on his person prior to the shooting and decided to show the weapon to the 14-year-old and other juveniles gathered at the home when the shooting occurred.  No other injuries were reported. 


The weapon used in the shooting was seized by officers at the scene and submitted as evidence.  Both involved juveniles were arrested and charged for their alleged roles in the shooting. 


The 14-year old was charged with a single count of Illegal Use of a Weapon and booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center, while the 15-year-old was charged with Illegal Carrying of a Weapon

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