Bossier City Police responded to an accidental shooting in the 2600 block of Palmetto Dr. that claimed the life of a 5 year old boy.  The shooting occurred around 7:57 pm when the child found a loaded handgun in a cabinet and accidently shot himself.  The mother, who was home at the time, was not aware that the gun was in the residence.

The mother called 911 immediately and the Bossier City Fire Department transported the child to LSU Medical Center.  Doctors operated on the child but were unable to save him.  The child died at LSU Medical from the gunshot wound.

No names have been released out of respect for the family.  No charges have been filed and the case is still currently under investigation by the Bossier City Police.