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Rhinehart man shoots juvenile then turns gun on himself

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LASALLE PARISH, La. (KALB News Channel 5) - A juvenile is recovering in an Alexandria hospital after being shot by a family member in LaSalle Parish on Tuesday.

LaSalle Parish deputies were called to a home on Phelps Road in Rhinehart for the shooting.  LaSalle Parish Sheriff Scott Franklin tells us that 63-year-old Elton Ray Phelps fired a shot inside the home, striking the juvenile in the abdomen.

Sheriff Franklin said Phelps was intoxicated at the time of the shooting. Deputies said after seeing that he had shot the juvenile, Phelps turned the gun on himself and pulled the trigger killing himself.

The juvenile was flown to an Alexandria hospital for treatment. He is expected to recover from his injuries. 

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