Teen charged with attempted murder after firing gun at one-year-old's birthday party
HAMMOND - A child's birthday party ended with gunshots and fisticuffs in a Tangipahoa Parish park Wednesday afternoon.
Video obtained by WBRZ shows the tail end of the brawl in Hammond's Zemurray Park. A person who recorded the altercation says the fight broke out during a one-year-old's birthday party.
A small child can be heard screaming in the video as two women tussle on the ground. Another individual can be seen and heard firing a handgun into the air several times, though it did not appear anyone was struck.
Hammond Police say 33-year-old Carlene Jackson and a 16-year-old were arrested. The department says the teen is being charged with attempted first-degree murder, discharging a firearm within city limits, aggravated criminal damage to property and aggravated battery. Jackson is charged with principal to attempted first-degree murder and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Investigators believe the disturbance stemmed from another altercation that happened the previous day.
No one was hurt during the confrontation, police said.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Car linked to suspect in Lafayette triple murder found in Iberville Parish
Walker man shot to death Tuesday after physical fight escalated, police say
Feds say an upscale home on East Lakeshore drive was the center...
Hammond home invaders attempted to execute 7-year-old; police say gun misfired
Now that new Livingston Parish development has passed, what's the plan for...
Fans' Choice Player of the Week 4: Central's Glen Cage
Plaquemine's Jayden Rogers leading the Green Devils through music
Southeastern knocks off #4 Incarnate Word on Eli Sawyer game winning touchdown...
McKinley High's homecoming football game canceled after bench-clearing brawl broke out between...
LSU Baseball team volunteers with Baton Rouge's Miracle League