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Police: 2 Louisiana teens fatally shoot each other

January 19, 2021 GMT

NEW IBERIA, La. (AP) — Two 16-year-olds have died after shooting each other simultaneously over the weekend, according to Louisiana authorities.

New Iberia Police were called to a neighborhood Sunday night, where they found both teenagers lying in a roadway with gunshot wounds, police spokeswoman Sgt. Daesha Hughes said. The teens were pronounced dead at the scene.

Police determined that the two fired their weapons at the other simultaneously at close range, according to the department.

The victims were not immediately identified and no additional information was released.