12-year-old fighting for his life in Shreveport shooting

12-year-old fighting for his life in Shreveport shooting

POSTED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:30pm

UPDATED: Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 12:34pm

One person is in police custody and a child is fighting for his life following a shooting in east Shreveport Tuesday night.

At 6:22 p.m., officers were dispatched to the 7500 block of Fairfield Avenue to reports of shots fired. When police arrived at the scene, witness told them a 12-year-old was suffering from a single gunshot wound to his lower body from mishandling of a gun. He was quickly taken by emergency crews to a local hospital.

Authorities arrested Brandon Mack, 33, of Shreveport after he was developed as a suspect in the gunfire. Mack is the cousin of the victim.

During the investigation on Wednesday, officials discovered the shooting was accidental, but because Mack is an ex-con, he was charged with convicted felon in possession of a firearm.

He remains in serious condition.

Police remind individuals that guns are dangerous weapons and should always be handled with care.

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