TPSO investigating deadly drive-by shooting on Independence Day


PONCHATOULA, La. (BRPROUD) – 69 year-old Harry Hughes was shot and killed while inside his home on July 4.

Deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office were called to a medical emergency on North 11th St.

When deputies arrived at the scene, “it was determined the medical emergency was in-fact a homicide via a drive by shooting that occurred earlier in the night,” according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Office.

Further investigation confirmed that the home had been shot at from the road.

Hughes was struck and killed by some of those bullets.

If you have any information about this deadly drive-by shooting, please call Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245 or the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division, (985) 345-6150.

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