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UPDATE: The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office says that McGary surrendered to authorities.
HAMMOND, La. (BRPROUD) – A 16-year-old was killed in Hammond late Saturday night.
According to the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to the St. Paul Loop area after a 911 caller said someone had been shot. Deputies say the unidentified 16-year-old male was found to have a fatal gunshot wound.
The death is being investigated as a homicide and the sheriff’s office says they have several people in custody. Due to the investigation involving juveniles, their names will not be released.
According to Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Chief of Operations James Travis, the shooting happened outside a high school house party. Deputies believe 17-year-old Bradney McGary is involved in the shooting and are currently searching for him.
Travis says the three suspects in custody are Hammond High School students and one recently graduated. Counselors will be on campus Monday along with increased campus security.