Large police presence at LaPlace Walmart; Scene secured

Published 4:07 pm Friday, September 1, 2023

LAPLACE — A large police presence is currently working a scene at the LaPlace Walmart on Airline Highway. The St. John Sheriff’s Office announced at 4:12 p.m. that the scene is secured. However, law enforcement presence will still be visible.

Shoppers reported running out into the parking lot after hearing sirens and screams that there was a shooter inside the store.

More information will be released when available.