St. James Sheriff’s Office investigates Vacherie shooting

Published 9:55 am Saturday, July 8, 2023

On July 7, 2023, the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Westbank Reception Center, in Vacherie, while a repast was going on. A 5 year old was hit and transported to an area hospital for treatment.
The vehicle attached to this post has been identified as being involved in the shooting. The vehicle left out of the parking lot, got back on Hwy 18, turned down Collins Street and was abandoned in the trees located in the rear of Collins Street, in Vacherie. Detectives were able to determine that the vehicle was in the parking lot at the Westbank Reception Center for an hour before the shooting.
The Sheriff’s Office is seeking any information that may assist Detectives in arresting the subjects involved in this shooting. Anyone with information please contact the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office at 225-562-2200. Crimestoppers of Greater New Orleans is also offering a reward, up to $2500 for any information that will lead to an arrest and indictment of the subjects involved in this crime, by calling 504-822-1111 or 877-903-STOP. Tips can also be submitted through our website www.stjamessheriff.com and click on the link to Nixle. Tips can also be submitted through our app. All tips can be submitted anonymously.