On Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at 10:33 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a residence in the 700 block of Bienville Street in LaPlace for the report of gunshots. The complainants, an 18-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man, reported that they were talking in front of the residence when a man fired several gunshots in their direction from a car. They described the car as a silver Nissan Sentra with the headlights turned off. The car fled the area traveling south on Greenwood Drive. No one was injured. Deputies saw a bullet hole in the truck that was parked in the driveway.

This investigation is ongoing. 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 Crimestoppers 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.com/submitatip.php