Man shot in LaPlace subdivision Tuesday night

Published 12:49 pm Wednesday, April 23, 2014

By Monique Roth

LAPLACE – A shooting in LaPlace’s Cambridge subdivision last night has the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office asking for the public’s help in identifying who is responsible.

On April 22 at 8:39 p.m., St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Yorktowne Drive and Fairway Drive in LaPlace for the report of a male subject who was shot.

When deputies arrived, they found the17-year-old  victim unresponsive on the ground and reported he had sustained a gunshot wound in the back of the head. The victim was immediately transported to River Parishes Hospital for treatment, and was later transferred to University Hospital in New Orleans.

Investigators spoke to residents in the area. The residents said that after they heard several gun shots they exited their homes to find the victim lying on the ground in front of a residence. One neighbor reported that the glass door of her residence was shattered by a bullet and the exterior of her house had several bullet holes.

No other injuries were reported.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the

Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.