Gunfight at Child’s Birthday Party Injures 9

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A gunfight at a 12-year-old’s birthday party left at least nine teenagers injured.

On April 17 at 20:37, police received reports of gunfire in LaPlace, Louisiana. Authorities discovered multiple people were shot after a verbal fight at the child’s birthday party. According to ABC news, 60 youths attended the party. Two warring groups of male teenagers began arguing leading to the gunfight.

All nine victims attended hospital after the attack, with seven released. Two remain in hospital, but are in stable condition.

Of those injured were: a 17-year-old male shot in the arm; a 16-year-old male shot in the ribs; 2 15-year-old males facing foot wounds; 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. A 16-year-old male shot in the stomach and a 14-year-old shot in the head remain in hospital.

However, no witnesses provided a formal statement so police arrested no suspects. But, police continue to investigate the situation. Police offer a $2,500 reward for anyone with information about the shooting.

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