Incarcerated juvenile accused of carjacking, shooting man during Bridge City escape

Published: Jul. 17, 2022 at 6:40 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - One person was injured after a shooting and carjacking in Uptown Sunday afternoon from alleged Bridge City escapee, according to NOPD.

The call was made around 4:12 p.m. The incident took place at the intersection of Nashville and Loyola Avenue.

When officers arrived they located a 59-year-old male suffering from a gunshot wound to his body. He was taken to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries.

Investigators believe two suspects approached the man, shot him and fled inside his vehicle.

Around 5 p.m., LSP located the stolen vehicle around Gentilly Road. Troopers attempted to perform a traffic stop when the vehicle started to flee leading to a pursuit.

The suspect crashed the vehicle near the intersection of St. Bernard and North Rocheblave Street.

The two juveniles were apprehended, including the escapee from the Bridge City Youth Center.

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