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16-year-old arrested in connection with shooting on Hammond Road

Posted at 5:54 PM, Jun 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-28 19:07:06-04

A 16-year-old has been arrested in connection with a shooting in Lafayette on Friday.

Lafayette Police say the 16-year-old male was arrested and has been booked into the Lafayette juvenile detention center.

The shooting happened in the 200 block of Hammond Road. The 16-year-old was booked on Aggravated Battery by Shooting and Illegal Possession of a firearm by a juvenile.

The victim, a 14-year-old girl is in stable condition, according to police. It is unknown if she is still in the hospital at this time.

Lafayette Police say the suspect told officers that the shooting was accidental. Initial reports stated that the person shot was a child.