17-year-old shot in possible drive-by shooting in St. Bernard, police say

Published: Mar. 23, 2023 at 8:54 PM CDT
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ST. BERNARD, La. (WVUE) - A 17-year-old was shot Thursday evening in St. Bernard in a possible drive-by shooting, police say.

Around 8 p.m., police say it happened in the 2100 block of Francis Street near Centanni Drive. When deputies arrived on the scene, a 17-year-old male was lying on a front lawn suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to the hospital where he is being treated for the gunshot wound. The victim is at a hospital and is expected to survive.

During the investigation, police determined a vehicle had arrived at the residence when three subjects approached the car. The subjects occupying the vehicle exited and began firing at the pedestrians, striking the 17-year-old male.

Deputies are now looking for a small sedan or SUV believed to have been involved in the shooting. The spokesperson of St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office says they believe long rifles were involved.

Anyone having any information relating to this incident is asked to please call the Saint Bernard Parish Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or Crimestoppers GNO at (504) 822-1111.

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