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Teen arrested in last night's drive-by shooting

Police investigating shooting in Rayne
Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 24, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-24 17:48:35-05

Rayne Police have arrested a teenager in connection with a shooting that happened last night.

On February 23, 2021, at 6:49 p.m., the Rayne Police Department responded to a shooting incident in the 600 block of N Arenas Street. Witnesses allege three male suspects chased a Honda sedan and one of the males fired a round into the vehicle as it drove away. The vehicle was occupied by a 16-year-old male passenger and an 18-year-old female driver, but neither occupant was struck by the bullet.

On February 24, 2021, at 10:50 a.m., officers arrested a 16-year-old suspect, who was charged with attempted first-degree murder. Two other juvenile suspects are being searched for at this time. Louisana law prohibits the release of juvenile suspect information.