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Sheriff: Teen shot inside car as another teen plays with gun

Police said the teen who was shot was taken to the hospital, treated and released.
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NEW ORLEANS — One teenager was injured and two others were arrested after the teen was shot while someone inside of the car was playing with a gun, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office. 

Police said the teen who was shot was taken to the hospital, treated and released.

The incident occurred Sunday near Folsom, according to the sheriff's office. 

According to the sheriff's office, five juveniles  were driving in a vehicle when one of them took out a gun and began playing with it.

The gun discharged and the driver was shot, according to the sheriff's office. The teen pulled to the side of the road and called for help.

Two juveniles were arrested and charged with illegal discharge of a firearm.

“Fortunately, this shooting did not end in a fatality, but was nonetheless tragic,” Sheriff Randy Smith said. "I would ask parents to speak to their children about the potential danger of handling firearms and keep weapons appropriately secured and out of the reach of juveniles."