St. John deputies seeking info on shooting

Published 12:00 am Saturday, February 1, 2014

LAPLACE – With little information forthcoming from the victim and a witness, the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for public assistance in a shooting investigation.

On Jan. 27 at 8:40 p.m. St. John Parish deputies responded to

the River Parishes Hospital Emergency Room for the report of a shooting victim that walked in the emergency room for treatment.

The 23-year-old male victim from LaPlace sustained a gunshot wound to the middle finger of his right hand. He was treated and transferred to another area hospital for additional treatment.

The victim and a witness, who drove the victim to the hospital, provided different information to investigators on how the shooting occurred.

Detectives encourage anyone with information regarding this incident to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.