Laurel 5-year-old allegedly shoots child

Laurel 5-year-old allegedly shoots child

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - The Laurel Police Department is investigating a shooting that happened at South Park Village Apartments.

According to police, a 10-year-old boy was allegedly shot by a 5-year-old Sunday afternoon.

Police said the victim was transported to a local hospital and then was taken to Jackson for treatment. The child apparently suffered a gunshot wound to his upper leg.

Laurel police said the shooting was accidental. They are taking the normal course of action making sure it was just as it appeared, an accident.