St. Mary

Jun 27, 2014 11:06 AM

Police asking for help identifying a shooting suspect

St Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a shooting suspect.

According to police, Thursday night, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint of gunfire on Verdun Lane in Verdunville. While en route, a deputy observed a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed, stated SMPSO Spokesperson Traci Landry.

The deputy followed the vehicle along with Louisiana State Police who were also responding to the call. The vehicle pulled over at the St. Mary Parish Courthouse in Franklin. Deputies located a male passenger in the vehicle with an apparent gunshot wound to the leg. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment and remains in stable condition this morning. The shooting is under investigation by the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office.

Anyone with information on the crime may contact the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office at 337-828-1960 or 985-384-1622.



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