The St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Parks Police Department were called out the 5300 block of Bridge Street Highway at about 9 0’clock last night to find a Parks 16-year-old suffering from a single gunshot wound to the neck.

Police say the shooting was accidental. The teen is in serious condition at an area hospital.

As the investigation progressed, they arrested 17-year-old Ryan Jeffery of Parks.

He was arrested on one charge of negligent injury.

Jeffery was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center, and no bond has been set yet in his case.