Kenner Police: Thirteen year old shot, in critical condition
Published 5:00 pm Wednesday, June 29, 2022
On Wednesday, June 29, 2022, at 9:00 AM, Kenner Police responded to reports of gunfire in the back alley of the 1600 block of Newport Place, Kenner.
Responding officers found a thirteen-year-old on the ground shot multiple times.
The juvenile was conscious and speaking, but uncooperative with providing police with any information.
On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at 11:45 PM, Kenner Police responded to reports of gunfire in the 1600 block of Newport Place. Officers located a scene where multiple casings were found.
Shortly after receiving the report of gunfire officers located a sixteen-year-old juvenile blocks away from where the Newport Place gunfire occurred. The juvenile was found to have a bullet graze wound to the arm and was in possession of a firearm. The juvenile was arrested the following day and charged with RS 14:95.8 Illegal possession of a firearm by a juvenile.
The shooting of the thirteen-year-old today is directly related to the shooting on Sunday, June 26, 2022. This was not a case of an innocent individual being struck by a stray bullet, this was a case of a targeted shooting.
A search warrant relative to the shooting earlier this morning was executed at an address in the 1700 block of Vintage Drive.
These shootings are ongoing investigations.
Kenner Police have investigated reports of gunfire in and around the area of the apartments of Newport Place and 42nd Street, for months, executed several search warrants and have made several arrests. All of the arrests have involved the same core group of individuals, a large percentage of which are juveniles.
Anyone having any information are asked to contact the Kenner Police at (504) 712-2222 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.
Crime tips can also be submitted to the Kenner Police Department website: https://www.kennerpd.com/