MARRERO, LA (WVUE) - A 17-year-old man was shot and killed Thursday in Marrero, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office. The victim's name has not been released.
The shooting happened just after 8:30 p.m. in the 2800 block of Mt. Kennedy Drive at the Ridgefield Apartments.
Deputies found the victim lying in the courtyard with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
Witnesses told police that the teen was outside talking to a friend when at least six shots rang out. One hit the victim and he ran into the courtyard and collapsed.
Investigators have no suspect or motive. Anyone with information is asked to call the JPSO Investigations Bureau at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.