19-year-old male shot Tuesday on Cartier Drive

Published 12:41 pm Wednesday, May 28, 2014

St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the intersection of Cartier Drive and Heather Lane in LaPlace at 4:26 p.m. Tuesday after a report of gunshots heard in the area.

When deputies arrived, the mother of a shooting victim told deputies her son was shot and brought to River Parish Hospital.

He was later transferred to a New Orleans-area hospital for additional treatment for a gunshot wound in his right lower back.

His current condition is unknown. No one else was injured, authorities said.

“The 19-year-old male victim and a 20-year-old male acquaintance were with a group of people near a residence in the 1500 block of Cartier Drive,” a release said. “A verbal altercation ensued with another group of individuals, and a male subject from that group shot in the direction of the victim and his acquaintance as they ran to the rear of a residence. The victim was shot, and the male acquaintance brought him to River Parish Hospital.”

Anyone with information regarding the shooting 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.

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