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Three-year-old wounded in Breaux Bridge shooting

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Posted at 6:30 AM, Apr 25, 2023

BREAUX BRIDGE, La. — Police are still searching for a suspect in a shooting that left a boy wounded and recovering in a hospital on his birthday.

The shooting occurred just before midnight at the intersection of Martin Street and Arnaud Street, according to Breaux Bridge Assistant Chief Terry Latiolais. The child and his mother were in a car when an unknown vehicle approached them and opened fire. The boy was struck and transported to a local hospital.

The boy who turned four years old at midnight sustained moderated injuries and will be okay, said Latiolais.

The Breaux Bridge Police Department is asking anyone with information about what happened to come forward.

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of the victim during this difficult time, and we ask that the community keep them in their hearts and minds as well. Our department is actively investigating this incident and we are urging anyone with information to come forward and contact us immediately," a post on the department's Facebook page states. "We remain committed to keeping our community safe and will do everything in our power to bring those responsible to justice. We urge anyone who witnessed this incident or has any information that may be helpful to our investigation to please contact the Breaux Bridge Police Department at (337) 332-2186. We appreciate your assistance and cooperation.Together, let's end gun violence and work towards a safer community."

We will keep you updated as information is made available.