On Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 10:13 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded to the 1700 block of Creole Street in LaPlace for the report of gunshots heard in the area. As deputies arrived on the scene, they were advised that a man arrived at the River Parish Hospital emergency room with a gunshot wound to the chest area.

The victim was identified as 24 year old Reserve man. He was transferred to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment and is in guarded condition. During the incident no one else was injured; however, two vehicles and a residence were hit with projectiles.

Progress with the investigation has been hindered due to the lack of cooperation of the victim.

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 can call Crimestoppers and submit an anonymous tip to qualify for a cash reward. Callers with information do not have to testify in court and will be issued a tip number to be identified for a potential reward.