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Accidental Shooting Investigation

Saturday, May 19, 2012

On May 19, 2012 at 741 AM deputies were called to the 3700 block of Ridge Road in Lafayette Parish regarding a shooting.  Deputies and medics arrived to find 54-year-old Kenneth Miles of Seabrook, Texas with a single gunshot wound to the abdomen.  Miles was transported to a local trauma center where is listed in stable condition. 

The investigations in continuing but initial reports are that Miles was shot accidentally while his brother inspected a revolver inside a home on Ridge Road.  Deputies believe the brothers did not suspect the gun was loaded when the accident occurred. 

Kenneth Miles is expected to recover from his injuries. 

Kip Judice
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337 236-5876