Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Friday, May 7, 2021 about 1:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of Yorktowne Drive in LaPlace where a man was injured.

Upon arrival, officers learned a male victim had been transported by personal vehicle to a local hospital where he is being treated for a gunshot wound to the hip. The victim is refusing to cooperate with officers.

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, Criminal Investigations Division at 985-359-8769. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at