Police: Father, mishandling gun, fatally shoots toddler

Shreveport Father fatally shoots toddler
29-year-old Derrick Wright

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A 19-month-old boy has died of a gunshot wound in Louisiana and the father has been charged with manslaughter.

The coroner in Caddo Parish in northwest Louisiana identifies the toddler in a news release as Kayson Wright.

Toddler was shot in the chest

The release says he was shot in the chest Friday night in Shreveport.

Shreveport Father fatally shoots toddler

Police say in a news release that investigators believe the toddler’s father, 29-year-old Derrick Wright, was mishandling a gun when the child was shot. He has been arrested on a manslaughter charge.