Detectives are investigating a shooting that occurred Monday, October 31, 2022 about 11:15 p.m. in the 400 block of Elm Street in LaPlace where an 18-year-old female was injured.

Upon arrival, officers located the female victim inside the residence with a gunshot wound. Emergency medical services transported the victim to a New Orleans hospital where she was treated and released.

Officers learned there were witnesses who refused to cooperate with the investigation.

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 Sgt. Byron Smith of the Criminal Investigations Division at 504-359-8763.

Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at