Detectives Investigate Shooting at LaPlace Business

Published 4:11 pm Monday, August 15, 2022

Detectives with the St. John Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that occurred at a LaPlace business and left two men injured.
On Thursday, August 11, 2022, about 9:30 p.m., officers responded to a business in the 600 block of West Airline Highway in LaPlace in reference to gunshots fired in the area. Upon arrival, officers canvassed the area, and no victims were located. Subsequently, officers were dispatched to a local hospital in reference to two male subjects injured during a shooting.
Upon arrival at the hospital, officers learned a 24-year-old male suffered a gunshot graze to the back; and another male, age 26, was struck in the foot. The subjects were treated and released.
The victims refused to cooperate with detectives.
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 Det. Byron Smith at at 985-359-8763. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at