Detectives with the St. John Sheriff’s Office are investigating a shooting that occurred March 29, 2021, about 4 p.m., in the 2800 block of Williamsburg Drive in LaPlace. Upon arrival, officers located one victim who sustained two gunshot wounds to the back. The victim was transported to a New Orleans hospital where he is in stable condition.
Through investigation, officers learned the 21-year-old male victim was washing his vehicle when an unidentified subject walked toward him, began shooting at the victim, then fled the scene on foot toward Revere Drive. Officers canvassed the area but were unable to locate a suspect.
Anyone with information about this shooting is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Det. Sgt. Byron Smith at 985-359-8763. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at