Drive-by shooting kills 7-year-old boy on Prescott Road

MGN Online
Monday, August 18, 2014 - 9:17am

Detectives are investigating a drive-by shooting that killed one child and injured another.

Investigators say a family was driving in the 8900 block of Prescott Road around 11:10 p.m. on August 16, 2014, when their car was hit by gunfire.

Casey Hicks, a sheriff’s spokesperson, says the gunshot came from a dark-colored car, traveling in the opposite direction.

The parents said they heard what sounded like a "pop," the realized two of their children had been shot.

Hicks says the children were transported to a local hospital where a 7-year-old boy was pronounced dead.

The other child was only grazed by the bullet, and had “non-life-threatening injuries.”

Anyone with information concerning this incident or the identity of the suspect(s) is asked to contact the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office at 225-389-5000.

Crime Stoppers is also offering a cash reward for anyone with information leading to the arrest of those responsible.

You can call Crime Stoppers anonymously at (225) 344- STOP or (225) 344-7867.

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