SJSO investigates shootings of 4 local men

Published 4:01 pm Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Detectives with the St. John Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that left four men injured during a party Saturday, July 9, 2022 at a Reserve residence.
On Saturday, July 9, 2022, about 7:15 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of East 24th Street in Reserve in reference to gunshots in the area. Upon arrival, officers discovered a group of people was attending a party at a residence where a vehicle approached and a subject or subjects began shooting at vehicles. Canvassing the area, no victims were located. Officers located a vehicle with a shattered passenger window and another vehicle with a bullet hole to the passenger front bumper.
Subsequently, officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to four male subjects injured during a shooting. The victims, all 19, were transported by personal vehicle to the hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, officers located a vehicle with a shattered back windshield and several bullet holes to the driver’s and passenger’s doors.
Officers learned a male from LaPlace, sitting inside a vehicle, was injured by shattered glass; a male from Reserve, sitting inside a vehicle, suffered a gunshot graze to the right shoulder; another subject from LaPlace, driving a vehicle, was struck in the leg; and another victim from Reserve, riding in a vehicle, also was struck in the leg. All subjects were treated and released.
The victims refused to cooperate with detectives with the investigation.
Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or the Criminal Investigations Division at 504-359-8773. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org