Six-year-old girl killed in drive-by shooting

Published 8:42 am Tuesday, March 22, 2022

By Rita Lebleu

AMERICAN PRESS

A drive-by shooting has resulted in the death of a Lake Charles child. The Lake Charles Police is requesting that anyone who might have information regarding this crime, call 337-491-1311.

Deputy Chief Franklin Fondel Jr., a number of crime scene investigators and the coroner’s office were at the scene Monday morning, processing the scene and collecting evidence that could lead to a suspect.

Fondel said their office was notified of a shooting late Sunday on Mill Street.

When the ambulance arrived, it was determined the child was dead, according to Fondel.

“This is very disturbing,” he said repeatedly, “A 6-year-old child was in the residence watching TV, and a drive-by shooting took this child’s life.”

Fondel said in his 20 years in LCPD law enforcement, three young people’s lives have been claimed in drive-by shootings, a 13-year-old, an 11-year-old and now a 6-year-old.

Information will be released as it becomes available.