Sheriff Newell Normand reports that at approximately 9:11 pm, First District deputies were dispatched to the area of the 3000 block of Burns Street in Jefferson in reference to a shooting. Deputies located a victim on scene, a 17-year-old black male from Bridge City. The victim is currently undergoing treatment at a local hospital for a single gunshot wound that is not believed to be life-threatening. Our investigation is underway, but there is no suspect information or motive available at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call our Shooting Investigations Squad at 504-364-5300, or contact Crimestoppers.
Lieutenant Jason Rivarde
Public Information Officer