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Lafayette coroner identifies teen girl killed in Sunday morning shooting

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Posted at 11:10 AM, Jul 12, 2021

The identity of the teen killed Sunday during a shooting on Harrington Drive has been released.

The Lafayette Parish Coroner's office identified the victim as 16-year-old Ja'Nya Hebert of Lafayette.

According to police, Hebert was found at 1:00 am on July 11, lying in the street with a single gunshot wound to the back.

She was transported to a local hospital where she died of her injuries.

According to Lafayette Police investigators, the teen was sitting in a vehicle when an unknown suspect began firing a gun in the direction of the vehicle. One of the rounds fired struck the victim as she sat in the vehicle.

The suspects fled the area.

Investigators with the Lafayette Police Department are asking anyone with information about the homicide to call Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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