Lake Charles police responded to the 400 block of Louie Street on Thursday morning, Dec. 26, regarding a victim with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
When they arrived, officers found the 20-year-old male victim already deceased.
A subsequent investigation revealed that the shooting was accidental. It’s possible that the victim was unfamiliar with the firearm he’d gotten just a few days earlier.
According to reports, the victim did not realize the gun was loaded with more than one round.
There was one witness present at the time of the shooting.
We will update this story if any new information is released.