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Louisiana Boy, 4, Fatally Shot in ‘NegligentIncident While Adults Were Allegedly Under Influence of Marijuana

Louisiana Boy, 4, Fatally Shot in 'Negligent' Incident While Adults Were Allegedly Under Influence of Marijuana

Police in unincorporated Westwego, La., are investigating thenegligentshooting death of a 4-year-old boy, whose adult guardians were allegedly under the influence of marijuana at the time.

Deputies were dispatched to the 900 block of Stilwell Lane at around 10:45 p.m. sabato ora locale, where they located the child suffering from a single gunshot wound outside a residence, secondo a dichiarazione from Jefferson Parrish Sheriff’s Office. The boy was transported to a nearby hospital, but succumbed to his injury.

Our initial investigation has led our investigators to believe that the child was injured not by a hostile act, but a negligent one,” la dichiarazione letta. “Initial accounts are that the child was sitting in a vehicle outside a residence with a younger sibling and two adults.

As the adults were smoking marijuana in the front seat, a shot was fired inside the vehicle that struck the victim, causing the fatal injury,” JPSO added.

According to the report from Sheriff Joseph Lopinto, no arrests have been made and it remains unclear who fired the shot, quale “is not believed to be self-inflicted.” L'indagine è in corso.

JPSO also noted that gun owners in need of a gun lock can receive one free of charge from their Public Affairs Division at 504-363-5500.

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Part of responsible gun ownership is securing firearms at all times. Firearms should never be left unattended in vehicles or in the reach of children. Firearms should be stored unloaded and locked with a gun lock when possible,” JPSO stated.

The tragic incident comes amid a recent wave of child fatalities resulting from firearms, con il Gun Violence Archive reporting that 24 bambini (età 11 and under) negli Stati Uniti. have died from gunshot wounds in the first month of 2022.

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