Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 11:32 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the LaPlace VFW Hall in the 200 block of West Fifth Street in LaPlace for the report of a shooting with multiple victims. The three victims, all females, ages 22, 21, and 15, remain hospitalized. Two victims are in guarded condition after surgery, and the third victim remains hospitalized for observation. At the time of the shooting, a private graduation party was being held at the LaPlace VFW Hall. No one has been arrested for the shootings, and detectives continue to follow leads in the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimest.oppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php