A 12-year-old’s birthday party in Louisiana in the US turned into a nightmare when gunfire injured nine of the youths who attended…

According to police, there were around 60 young people in attendance at the party, and the incident occurred at on Saturday, 17 April at around 20:30. Two groups of young males – who were allegedly in an ongoing feud – began arguing. It resulted in a shoot-out.

Nine youths were injured in the crossfire. Two remain stable in hospital with a 16-year-old being treated for a shot to the stomach and the other a, 14-year-old with a shot to the head.

“Those injured were a 17-year-old male shot in the arm; a 16-year-old male grazed in the ribs; a 15-year-old male with a graze wound to the ankle; a 15-year-old male shot in the foot; a 14-year-old male shot in the leg; a 13-year-old male shot in the leg; and a 12-year-old shot in both legs,” read the report.

Police are struggling to get information from witnesses as no one wants to come forward and give a formal statement, despite many witnesses at the time of the incident. At this stage, no arrests have been made.

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“Not one person has given a formal statement,” Sheriff MikeTregre said. “I am asking witnesses to come forward with information to help us learn more about what happened. Callers do not have to give their name or testify to be eligible for the up to a $2,500 reward from Crimestoppers.”

Police confirmed that two guns were fired, the investigation continues.


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