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Officials release photo of car suspected in Abbeville shooting

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Nearly a month after an Abbeville teen was shot, detectives have released a picture of a vehicle that they think may have been involved in the incident.

Detectives said they're asking for help from the public in trying to identify its owner or in providing any information about the crime.

Officials described the vehicle as a silver-colored Mercedes Benz type sedan.

On November 18, 2017, at 7:38 pm, the Abbeville Police Department responded to the 1700 block of Cherokee Street in reference to a shooting. Officers say a fifteen-year-old male was shot in the head area and transported to a hospital by a family member, just prior to the police arriving on the scene. 

The juvenile victim was walking down Cherokee Street with two other juveniles when the suspected car passed by the teens and stopped a short distance away, according to police. The passenger exited the vehicle and allegedly fired four to five rounds toward the group of juveniles. Detectives say after the shots were fired, the shooter got back into the vehicle and it fled, continuing east.  

Further investigation led to officers obtaining video evidence from nearby security cameras.  

Contact the Abbeville Police Department at (337) 893-2511 if you have any information on this shooting.

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