Around 1:12 a.m. on Friday, July 1st 2022, police received several reports of gunshots heard in the area of Paradise Lane and Middle Road, Flatt’s Village, Smith’s Parish.
Upon arrival officers found an unresponsive male with multiple gunshot wounds about the body. Officers commenced life-saving measures on the victim until the arrival of EMT’s who continued emergency medical treatment. He was subsequently transported by ambulance to King Edward VII Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead a short time later.
While officers were at the hospital a second male arrived seeking treatment for a gunshot wound to his arm.
Both men were reportedly traveling west on a motorcycle, when the suspects who were said to have been traveling in the same direction, also on a motorcycle, began shooting at them.
The scene was processed by forensics officers and a number of spent shells were recovered.
Police are asking anyone who may have been traveling through Flatts Village at the time of the incident and may have seen any suspicious activity to please contact Acting Detective Sergeant, Anneka Donawa of the Serious Crimes Unit, on 295-0011.
You may also call 211, Crime Stoppers on 800-8477 or speak with a police officer whom you know.
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