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IPSO continue to investigate shooting that left two injured

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Posted at 7:16 PM, Apr 29, 2023

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigation detectives responded to the 800 block of West End Drive in reference to a shooting.

According to a release, the shooting took place on April 28, 2023 at approximately 6:45 p.m.

Two victims were transported to an area hospital. IPSO detectives were able to determine a suspect and with assistance from Abbeville Police Department and Vermillion Parish Sheriff’s Office the following arrests were made:

Damien James Harding, Jr. (Male, 18 years old)

  • LA RS 14:27/30 Attempted First Degree Murder (2 counts)
  • LA RS 14:94. Illegal Use of a Weapon
  • LA RS 14.55. Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

Damien Harding was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail. No bond has been set at this time.

Juvenile

  • LA RS 14:27/30 Attempted First Degree Murder (2 counts)
  • LA RS 14:94. Illegal Use of a Weapon
  • LA RS 14.55. Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property

The juvenile is being held at the Vermillion Parish Jail.

This is an ongoing investigation.