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13-year-old shot, killed in Hammond; one person in custody

1 month 14 hours 24 minutes ago Thursday, April 18 2019 Apr 18, 2019 April 18, 2019 10:39 PM April 18, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ

HAMMOND - One person is facing a manslaughter charge after a 13-year-old was shot and killed this week.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies were notified Wednesday night of a disturbance that took place outside of a residence on Magee Road in Natalbany, which ended in gunfire. 

Officials say 13-year-old Robert Stevenson was struck in the chest. He was transported to a local medical facility where he later died.

54-year-old Rickey Nelson of Independence was taken into custody and faces one count of manslaughter. The sheriff's office says additional arrests and charges are forthcoming.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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