Last night around 11:15, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's officers were called out to 226 Magnolia Street after one brother shot another, then shot himself.  The man thought the gun was not loaded.

Deputies says a witness told them that Joshua Miller was 'horseplaying' with a gun. He thought it was not loaded.

Joshua pointed the gun at his brother Jeremiah, and when he pulled the trigger he shot his brother in the chest.

Joshua, realizing what he had done, killed himself.

Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says,

"After talking to the witness and from all indications, it doesn't appear to have been an intentional act to kill his brother."