LA GRANDE:  Youth accidentally shot

LA GRANDE: Youth accidentally shot

On Monday, March 23rd, 2020 at 6:23 PM, patrol officers with the La Grande Police Department responded to the Grande Ronde Hospital for a report of an 11-year-old boy who had been accidentally shot.
La Grande Police Department officers with assistance from the detective division are investigating this incident. During the initial investigation, it was learned that the victim was accidentally shot at 505 Division Street in La Grande by his four-year-old cousin while they were playing a game of hide-and-seek. The gun was determined to be a .22 caliber rifle that was stored in the parent’s bedroom closet.
The 11-year-old boy did not receive life-threatening injuries and was treated and released from the hospital. This case is still under investigation.