Authorities in Louisiana Investigating Gunshots Fired at Vehicle and Asking For Help From Public in Identifying Suspect
St John the Baptist Parish, Louisiana – Louisiana authorities are investigating gunshots fired at a vehicle and are seeking help from the public to identify the suspect.
The St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office revealed on May 16, 2023, that detectives are investigating a shooting in Edgard, Louisiana.
According to reports, officers responded to a call for service regarding gunshots fired at an automobile on Sunday, May 14, 2023, around 11 p.m. When officers arrived, the 23-year-old female victim said that she was driving on LA18 when someone in an SUV started firing at her vehicle and then fled the scene.
The victim suffered minor injuries as a result of the shattered glass.
Authorities are asking that anyone with information about this shooting call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS (8477) or Detective Lt. Doug Buckler at 985-233-9331. Authorities indicated that citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website.
About St. John the Baptist Parish: St. John the Baptist Parish is located in southeastern Louisiana along the Mississippi River and is bounded by three lakes: Lake Maurepas, Lake Pontchartrain, and Lac des Allemands. The parish is well-known for its agricultural activities and extensive natural resources such as natural gas, petroleum, sulfur, salt, high-quality sands, sugarcane growing, and seafood. It also houses chemical and petroleum-processing plants, which provide a considerable source of employment in the area. St. John the Baptist Parish is one of the state’s River Parishes, and it has plenty of low-risk flood zones, making it well-suited for a growing population in the future.