Driver fatally shot; passenger injured in Slidell area

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Published: Nov. 29, 2022 at 9:32 AM CST
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SLIDELL, La. (WVUE) - The driver of a vehicle was fatally shot late Monday (Nov. 28) in the Slidell area and a passenger was injured by gunshot, according to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The deceased victim was identified as 19-year-old Ralph Landes of Lacombe, the St. Tammany Parish Coroner’s office said.

Deputies say they responded to the 100 block of Northwood Drive after receiving reports of gunshots in the area around midnight. Upon arrival, they say they found a car had crashed into a parked pickup truck with the driver inside dead from an apparent gunshot wound.

The passenger of the car was transported to a local hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound to the leg that was not considered life-threatening.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact detectives with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office by calling (985) 898-2338.

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