POINTE COUPEE PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) — The Pointe Coupee Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting on Friday evening.

According to PCSO, a 13-year-old boy was shot on Friday evening, while individuals were target practicing.

“I have taught gun safety to the youth in our parish for most of my adult life. I cannot stress the importance enough of knowing your target, the trajectory of a bullet, and what lies beyond that intended target. The family of this child will not be celebrating Thanksgiving or Christmas with their beloved boy. Please keep his family and our community in your prayers.”

This is an ongoing investigation.