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Family says teen shot after getting off bus in Abbeville

Posted at 4:05 PM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-16 23:11:23-05

VERMILION PARISH. La. – Police are investigating a shooting in Abbeville that involved a teenager

The shooting happened at 2:50 pm in the area of Schlessinger Street and Maude Avenue, according to Lt. Jonathan Touchet, spokesperson for the Abbeville Police Department.

Police located a male juvenile victim who had been shot. The victim was taken to an area hospital for treatment. Due to the age of the victim, police say the victim's identity is not being released.

According to a family member of the victim, the 15-year-old was shot after getting off a school bus Tuesday.

We reached out to Vermilion Parish Superintendent Tommy Byler, who tells us he is working to learn more about what happened.

Video on social media and shared with KATC shows an active scene near a school bus, with one person being led away in handcuffs. Abbeville Police say one person was arrested in the area in connection with an unrelated shooting that occurred in October.

Police say the investigation is ongoing; no other details regarding the shooting are being released at this time. KATC will have more information once it becomes available.

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