A 15-year-old was fatally shot outside the stadium of a homecoming football game in Louisiana, the Bogalusa Police Department announced.
Authorities said the department was alerted that gunshots were fired outside of the stadium during the homecoming game between Bogalusa High School and Jewel Summer High School on Friday, according to WDSU. Officers arrived at the scene, located the teenaged victim suffering from gunshot wounds, and immediately began performing first aid, according to a Bogalusa Police Department Facebook post.
Medical professionals at a local hospital pronounced the teenager dead on arrival, the department said in the post. Officers located approximately 18 to 20 rounds of ammunition at the scene and determined that three people, including the victim, exchanged gunfire.
“The crowd scattered and Officers located the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and immediately began administering first aid. Officers located approximately 18 to 20 fired rounds. Initial assessments on the crime scene indicated that there were three people exchanging gunfire, and one of them was the victim,” the department said. “The 15-year-old victim was treated on the scene by First Responders but never regained consciousness. He was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.”
Police are currently conducting an ongoing investigation into the matter and have made no arrests. The department requested that anyone with information on the case contact the department’s detectives division.
“Detectives are speaking with confidential informants and collecting evidence from nearby video cameras from businesses, but at this time there are no witnesses that have come forward to give any information regarding the shooting,” the department said.
This incident marked the eighth fatal Bogalusa shooting in 2022, rising from the six that occurred in 2021, according to Nola. The total fatal shootings in 2021 were double the amount recorded in 2020.