Sheriff: 12-year-old with gun accidentally kills younger brother

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EAST CARROLL PARISH, La. (KNOE) - The East Carroll Parish Sheriff's Office says a 7-year-old was killed in an accidental shooting Monday.

It happened at 300 Church Street in Lake Providence around 1:34 pm.

Authorities say the 12-year-old was playing with a gun when it discharged. The toddler was shot and killed.

They say the 12-year-old was the oldest of six children who were at the home when the shooting happened. No adults were home at the time.

Louisiana State Police are assisting in the investigation.