A 15-year-old male was killed after a shooting last night and seven others were injured by gunfire. The names of the victims have not been released pending notification of family members. The incident occurred at approximately 11:20 P.M., in the 6200 block of Eads Street.
Police responded to a call of several people shot and upon their arrival found a 15-year-old male shot, four females and three males shot. The 15-year-old male died at the hospital.
Detectives learned the victims were at a graduation party when an argument ensued and believe that at least one suspect began firing striking the victims.
There were four females, ages 19 to 30, with one in surgery and three with non life threatening injuries. Three males, ages 22 to 25, sustained non life threatening injuries.
Detectives are investigating the incident to determine a motive and the identity of the suspect(s) in the case.
The Lead Homicide Detective in this case is Charles Hoffacker.
Citizens with information that can help solve this crime are asked to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP(7867) or Text your crime tip to C-R-I-M-E-S (274637), Text TELLCS then your crime information. You could receive a cash reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of the person(s) responsible. You do not have to give your name nor testify to receive the reward. Citizens can also submit an anonymous tip online to CRIMESTOPPERS atwww.crimestoppersgno.org.
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Any person who, after the commission of a felony, shall harbor, conceal, or aid the offender, knowing or having reasonable ground to believe that he has committed the felony, and with the intent that he may avoid or escape from arrest, trial, conviction, or punishment shall be charged withR.S. 14:25; Relative to Accessories After the Fact.
An accessory after the fact may be tried and punished, notwithstanding the fact that the principal felon may not have been arrested, tried, convicted, or amenable to justice.
Whoever becomes an accessory after the fact shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars, or imprisoned, with or without hard labor, for not more than five years, or both; provided that in no case shall his punishment be greater than one-half of the maximum provided by law for a principal offender.
Officer Garry Flot