The St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that occurred Saturday shortly before midnight in Chalmette, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
On Saturday, May 1, at approximately 11:45 p.m., Sheriff Pohlmann said, deputies responded to a call about a shooting at the intersection of Juno Drive and Patricia Street in Chalmette.
When deputies arrived on the scene, they observed a male victim lying on the sidewalk near the corner of Juno and Patricia with a gunshot wound to his right side. Deputies also found another male victim on Patricia Street who had been shot in the left foot.
The two juveniles, ages 15 and 16, told deputies they were walking on Patricia Street toward Juno Drive when the occupants of a dark in color SUV traveling eastbound on Patricia began shooting at them. The vehicle fled eastbound on Patricia Street toward Paris Road.
Both victims were transported to University Medical Center to be treated for their injuries. The 15-year-old who was shot in his side is reported to be in stable condition. No information was available on the 16-year-old who was shot in the foot.
Sheriff Pohlmann said no one else was injured in the incident, and the investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information about this incident, or any other criminal activity pertaining to St. Bernard Parish or any of its residents, can call the St. Bernard Sheriff’s Office at (504) 271-2501 or its Criminal Investigations Bureau’s tip hotline, (504) 271-TIPS, or 8477 where callers can leave a detailed message, and either choose to provide their contact information or remain anonymous.