A 16-year-old accidentally shot his 15-year-old girlfriend in the abdomen Wednesday, according to the Houma Police Department.
Police say the unidentified 16-year-old was showing his girlfriend a stolen .40 caliber handgun when he fired a round, but didn't mean to hit her.
He was arrested at the Renatta Lake Apartments later that day, where the alleged shooting took place.
The 15-year-old girl is being treated for her injuries and is in stable condition, according to police.
The 16-year-old was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Juvenile Detention Center for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, obstruction of justice, illegal possession of a stolen firearm, illegal possession of a handgun by a person under the age of 17, illegal use of a weapon and negligent injuring.