Lafayette

Mar 15, 2013 10:34 PM by KATC

Teenager Dies Following a Shooting on Hilda St.

Just after 5:30pm this evening police were called to the 400 block of Hilda Street regarding a shooting. Police say, the victim, a male under the age of 17, was standing in a yard when the suspect approached him. A witnesses told police that the victim attempted to flee the scene on foot when the suspect shot the victim one time. The suspect then left the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

Detectives are currently interviewing witnesses and developing leads in an attempt to identify the suspect. The motive behind the shooting remains unknown. The investigation is ongoing.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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