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Detectives Investigating a Pair of Shootings During Fourth of July Weekend


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Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced detectives are investigating a pair of shootings that occurred over the Independence Day holiday weekend. Two men were injured in the shootings. There is currently no evidence that the shootings are related.

Late Sunday night, deputies responded to a call of a person shot at a residence in the 500 block of Ayo Street in Raceland. An 18-year-old male had what appeared to be a bullet wound on his leg and other graze wounds to his body. Investigators learned he was outside at the corner or Ayo Street and Fern Lane when he was shot. The victim was transported to a hospital in New Orleans for treatment.

Then during the early morning hours of Tuesday, July 5, 2022, investigators responded to Ochsner St. Anne Hospital after a man came in with a gunshot wound. The 30-year-old male victim was reportedly shot while sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle which was parked in front of his residence in the 700 block of St. Louis Street in Raceland. The victim suffered gunshot wounds to his chest and leg. He was also transported to a New Orleans hospital for treatment.

Anyone with information on these incidents can submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433, online at CrimeStoppersBR.org, or through the Bayou Tips app on mobile devices. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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