Two teens in Reserve injured by gunshots

RESERVE, LA (WVUE) - St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's investigators are looking into a Monday night incident where two teenagers sustained graze wounds.

Deputies responded call in the 600 block of NW 2nd Street in Reserve after gunshots were reported.

There they found two teenage boys, aged 15 and 16, each suffering from a graze wound.

EMS took both teens to Ochsner River Parishes emergency room for treatment. No one else was injured.

The two wounded teens, and another 16-year-old who was not wounded, told deputies that they were outside at the rear of the house and saw a group of about ten people on the nearby railroad tracks.

The three juveniles said gunshots were fired from the group, and they ran to the other side of the house for safety.

A woman, 35, who was inside the house told deputies that she was in the house with her 9-year-old daughter when she heard what she thought was fireworks.

She realized what she heard gunshots. Her house was hit, one shot breaking a window.

Neither she nor her daughter was injured.

Anyone with information that would help detectives with this investigation is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward.

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