13-year-old shot twice while riding as a passenger on I-12 in Hammond, TPSO says

13-Year-Old Passenger Shot Twice on I-12 in Hammond Incident, According to TPSO

In Hammond, Louisiana, a distressing incident unfolded on the evening of March 15, 2024. A 13-year-old, while traveling as a passenger on I-12, suffered injuries from gunfire. This event occurred around 9:21 p.m., when an unidentified vehicle pulled up next to the SUV the teenager was in. Shots were fired from the passing car, striking the young passenger in both the neck and thigh.

The shooting took place near the motorcade scales operated by the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development. It happened between Pumpkin Center Road and Happywoods Road on I-12. Following the incident, the person driving the SUV acted quickly, rushing the injured teenager to North Oaks Medical Center for medical attention. The current state of the victim’s health remains undisclosed.

Authorities have yet to determine the make and model of the vehicle involved in the shooting. In response to this violent act, Sheriff Edwards has made a public appeal. He is urging anyone with information about the suspects or the vehicle to come forward.

For those willing to assist in the investigation, Detective Robinson can be contacted at 985-902-2046. Alternatively, individuals wishing to remain anonymous have the option to reach out to Crimestoppers of Tangipahoa. This can be done by calling their anonymous tip line at 1-800-554-5245 or by visiting www.tangicrimestoppers.com.

This incident has shaken the community, and authorities are committed to identifying and apprehending those responsible. The public’s cooperation is essential in these efforts to ensure justice is served.