A 22-year-old Boutte man was shot in Luling Saturday morning and a St. Charles Parish police investigation into the incident is ongoing.
The man’s injury was described as non-life threatening by medical personnel, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Just prior to 9:30 a.m., police responded to a complaint of a shooting that occurred in the 600 block of Paul Fredrick Street in Luling.
While responding to the scene, deputies made contact with the injured man, who had sustained a gunshot wound to his leg. The man was transported to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment.
Detectives learned that the 22-year-old man had arrived at an address in the 600 block of Paul Fredrick Street and confronted two subjects sitting on the front porch of the residence, according to the Sheriff’s Office. During the confrontation, a physical altercation began. Witnesses stated that during the altercation, they heard a single gunshot and the 22-year-old male then fled the scene.
At this point in the investigation, detectives feel confident that there was only one subject injured during the incident, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Cpl. James Grimaldi.
The incident is still under an active investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is urged to contact Detective Jennifer James of the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office at (985)783-1135 or contact (985)783-6807.