Police investigating shooting at Hammond pool hall
HAMMOND, La. (WVUE) - Police in Hammond are investigating a shooting that occurred at a popular pool hall early Saturday (Nov. 18) morning.
Police say that two people were shot at Legends Sports Bistro and Billiards, formerly known as Shooters’ Sports Bar, located on Morrison Blvd. Officers arrived within two minutes of receiving the initial call around 1:41 a.m.
Police say that both victims were sent to a nearby hospital for treatment and are in stable condition.
Authorities in Hammond confirmed there was a shooting Friday night that is subject to an ongoing investigation.
The Hammond Police Department has issued an arrest warrant for Jack Smith, 23, of Ponchatoula, whom detectives say witnesses identified as one of shooters. Smith is wanted on two counts of attempted second-segree murder, one count of illegal discharge of a weapon, and five counts of aggravated criminal damage to property.
Officers attempted to apprehend Smith at his home and his job but were unable to locate him.
Hammond police say that the investigation is ongoing at this time and ask anyone with information to call Crimestoppers at 1-800-554-5245.
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