Shooting involving siblings ruled accidental, according to Troup County Sheriff's Office

The Troup County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that the shooting June 4 on Bartley Road in LaGrange involving siblings was accidental.

Investigators were able to interview the 10-year-old girl who was shot by her 15-year-old brother and determined there was no criminal intent.

They also determined that the 15-year-old did shoot himself after he accidentally shot his sister.

The Sheriff's Office is asking the community to keep the family in their thoughts and prayers. 


A 15-year-old male and a 10-year-old female are in the hospital after a shooting on Tuesday night.

According to Troup County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched to a home in the 1600 block of Bartley Road in LaGrange at 10:41 p.m.

Upon arrival, they found both juveniles with gunshot wounds. They were transported to Wellstar West Georgia Emergency Department.

Investigators with the Criminal Investigations Division believe that the juveniles were brother and sister and the brother shot his sister before shooting himself.

Both of them were transported to an Atlanta area hospital for treatment. The 15-year-old is in critical condition, according to the sheriff's office. The condition of the 10-year-old is unknown at this time. 

On Thursday, the Sheriff's Office said its investigators are beginning to believe that the shooting was accidental or unintentional. They are waiting until they can speak to the female victim and other family members before they close the case. 

No other information has been released at this time. The shooting is still under investigation.

Editor's Note: This article previously reported that the 15-year-old male was dead, as originally reported by the Troup County Sheriff's Office. It has since been updated to accurately reflect his current condition.