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Police book 14-year-old boy in teen girl's death

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Posted at 6:07 AM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-23 14:55:58-04

Lafayette Police have arrested a 14-year-old boy in connection with the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl.

Officers were called to the 600 block of East Willow at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, a spokesman said.

They found a teenage girl suffering from a single gunshot wound to the chest. She was transported to a local hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Detectives say she was sitting inside a parked car with a 14-year-old boy when he fired a pistol, wounding her.

The boy was booked with second-degree murder. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center, the spokesman said.

The shooting remains under investigation.