19-year-old woman accidentally shot, killed amid party bus argument
HARVEY - Two people were wounded, one fatally, early Saturday morning after getting off a party bus in Harvey, La., according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office.
After receiving reports of shots fire in the 1300 block of Manhattan Blvd, JPSO was called to the scene.
When deputies arrived, a woman, Clamisha Houston, 19, was found unresponsive lying in the parking lot. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
According to deputies, the victim was with a group of people who had been celebrating on a party bus earlier that evening. The group was dropped off at the parking lot where the shooting occurred, and the party bus was already gone when the shooting began.
Jefferson Parish Spokesman Glen Boyd said a detective who just happened to be in the area heard gunshots and followed those gunshots to the 1300 block of Manhattan Blvd.
When the detective arrived, he said he saw a group of people who appeared to be in a huddle, and when he got there, he saw a woman lying in the parking lot of the Lowes 27 in Harvey, La.
"They were still dancing, having a good time, and apparently, an altercation ensued - some sort of argument," Boyd said.
According to Boyd, two groups of young men got into a fight on the party bus. Boyd said the fight continued as the group unloaded into the parking lot.
"Somebody went to his car, got a gun and fire into the crowd," Boyd said. "The group he was arguing with shot back, hitting Clamisha Houston."
Boyd said Houston was not a target but in the wrong place at the wrong time.
A man was also shot and injured. Police said friends drove him to the hospital. His condition remains unknown at this time. It is not clear if this man was a target.
JPSO Investigators think multiple shooters were involved in this case, and according to witnesses, the shooters fled in an unknown vehicle.
"We believe there were at least two shooters, and those shooters were actually on the bus," Boyd said. "The people on the bus know. They know who they are."
If anyone has information regarding this case, please call JPSO Investigations Bureau at 364-5300.