HARVEY, LA (WVUE) - A teenager was shot to death early Thursday morning in the Woodmere area of the Westbank, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department.
Authorities have identified the teen as Reginald Black, 17, of the 4000 block of Windmere Drive in Harvey.
The shooting occurred just before 3 a.m. near the intersection of Woodmere Street and Post Drive in Marrero.
Deputies received call from someone claiming his brother had been shot. When deputies arrived they found a 17-year-old victim lying on a levee bank unresponsive.
According to the brother, the suspect tried to shoot him as well, firing at least one shot in his direction, missing.
Witnesses say the shooter fled the scene by jumping into and running through a shallow canal.
Detectives have not yet determined a motive.
Anyone with information is urged to call the JPSO Investigations bureau at 504-364-5300.