19-year-old killed in Mandeville shooting
MANDEVILLE - A 19-year-old was shot and killed on Ridgewood Loop in Mandeville Saturday.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, deputies discovered the victim, 19-year-old Vincent Cuccia, was shot several times. He was rushed to a nearby hospital but died as a result of his injuries.
As a result, St. Tammany detectives arrested 19-year-old Jake Mills. He was charged with second-degree murder.
Investigators believe the shooting occurred following an argument that took place between the two men over a female.
Sheriff Randy Smith said the incident is senseless and sad.
"This was a senseless killing which resulted in the ruined lives of two young teenagers - one dead and the other who could potentially be sentenced to prison for the rest of his life. Sad," Smith said.
The incident is being ruled a homicide, according to the Sheriff's Office. Mills was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the aforementioned charge.
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