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Police: Victim of shooting at Bogalusa High homecoming game was suspect in another shooting

1 month 3 weeks 3 days ago Saturday, October 15 2022 Oct 15, 2022 October 15, 2022 10:14 AM October 15, 2022 in News
Source: WWL-TV

NEW ORLEANS - Police are searching for two suspects involved in a shooting outside of the Bogalusa High homecoming football game on Oct. 14 that left a 15-year-old dead.

The Bogalusa Police Department told WWL-TV they responded to the shooting just outside the stadium during the fourth quarter. Officers found 18 to 20 fired rounds at the scene.

Investigators said the 15-year-old had been exchanging gunfire with at least two other people when he was shot.

The teen was shot multiple times and had lost consciousness. He was taken to a hospital where he later died, according to the news outlet.

Video from the stands shows the crowd scattering and ducking for cover from the gunfire.

Following the shooting, Bogalusa High called the game early and postponed their homecoming dance, which was originally scheduled for Saturday night.

Bogalusa's opponent at the game, Jewel Summer High School, said on social media all of their students and families are safe.

The Bogalusa Police Chief told WWL-TV the 15-year-old victim was reportedly a suspect in another shooting a week earlier. Police believe the shooting at the football game was out of retaliation.

This is an ongoing investigation.

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