UPDATE AT 8:40 P.M.

An 18-year-old man accidentally shot his 16-year-old cousin in the torso Wednesday evening on Jefferson Avenue near Plank Road.

Corie Burge, who lives in the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue, and his cousin were playing with the firearm inside a house when the gun went off, Baton Rouge Police spokesperson Cpl. Don Coppola said.

The victim was taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to survive, Coppola said.

Burge was later booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a count of negligent injuring.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Baton Rouge Police are investigating a Wednesday afternoon shooting in the 2300 block of Jefferson Avenue, near Plank Road.

One victim suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to a local hospital, said Cpl. Don Coppola, a Baton Rouge Police spokesman.

More details will be released as information becomes available.

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