A Lake Charles man is shot to death

By Adam Hooper - bio | email

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - According to police, a Lake Charles man has been shot to death. At around 2pm on Saturday afternoon the Lake Charles police department received a call.

"Once we arrived, we confirmed the fact that there was some body that, we believe at this time, had been shot," said Sergeant Mark Kraus with the Lake Charles Police Department.

The body of eighteen year old Divante LeDay was found along Oleo Street in Lake Charles. The Lake Charles police department immediately began an investigating. So far, there are many un-answered questions.

"Our field officers contacted detectives. We began that process of investigating the scene. At this time the information that we have is limited," said Sgt. Mark Kraus.

Police continue to review evidence found at the scene, in an effort to try and piece together what exactly happened.

"We are still working on the events that unfolded. We want to find out why this person was found dead," said Sgt. Kraus.

Some residents in the area said they heard gun shots, but decided to stay inside for their safety.

"My friend and I heard it. We just stayed in the house because we could have been hurt," said one nearby resident.

Lake Charles police ask that you call 491-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 439-2222 if you have any information on this investigation.

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