Fund set up for 5 year old shooting victim - KLFY News 10

Fund set up for 5 year old shooting victim

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5-year-old Jon-Qualon Pitre 5-year-old Jon-Qualon Pitre

A donation fund has been started to help the family of the 5-year-old Opelousas boy fatally shot in an accident last week.

Jon'Qualon Pitre died Saturday at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center after suffering a fatal gunshot wound on Thursday while playing with a gun in his front yard.

The gun belonged to Pitre's 16-year-old cousin. He is currently facing charges for illegal possession of a firearm.

If you would like to contribute to the family to help with medical and funeral expenses, you can do so at any Teche Federal Bank locations with the account number 227-219-97.


Five-year-old Opelousas boy dies after accidental shooting

Five-year-old Jon-Qualon Pitre, critically injured when he was shot in the head in an incident at his home Thursday, was taken off life support and died at our lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge Saturday. 

Opelousas Police Chief Perry Gallow said the boy was shot in the head as he and his 7-year-old brother apparently were playing with a gun in the yard of his home in the 500 block of martin Luther king Dr.

Police recovered the weapon, a .22-caliber, long-barrel revolver, at the scene.

Gallow said "the best information they have is that only two people were in the yard at the time of the shooting, the 5-year-old and his 7-year-old brother".

He adds no charges are currently being contemplated.

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