Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale

Four-year-old fatally shot in Oakdale
(Source: Raycom News Network)

OAKDALE, LA (KPLC) - A four-year-old boy was fatally shot in Oakdale Saturday, according to Chief Joseph Lockett.

Lockett says officers were dispatched to Prater Street in reference to a subject being shot. Upon arrival, officers learned that a four-year-old boy located a loaded .40 caliber handgun inside the home. For unknown reasons, the gun discharged and struck the child in the head. The child was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation is ongoing and 7News will update the story as updates become available.

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