SPD: Teen shot in head while playing with gun in Caddo Heights, another taken into custody


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A teenage boy is fighting for his life after police say he was accidentally shot in the head by another teen while playing with a gun in Shreveport’s Caddo Heights neighborhood Tuesday night.

The shooting happened around 8:10 p.m. in the 100 block of Malcolm Street. According to the Shreveport Police Department, two 15-year-old boys were playing with a gun when one of the teens accidentally shot the other in the head.

The victim was taken to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with life-threatening injuries. The other teen has been taken into custody for questioning. A family member at the scene says the victim is a triplet.

This is a developing story and it will be updated as more information becomes available.

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