VPSO investigating shooting in Leesville on U.S. 171 near Billy Goat Hill

One person was injured

VPSO investigating shooting in Leesville on U.S. 171 near Billy Goat Hill
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LEESVILLE, LA (KPLC) - Police are investigating a shooting in Leesville on U.S. 171 and La. 10, according to Det. Jordan, with the Vernon Parish Sheriff’s Office.

VPSO was responding to a call from a local ambulance service concerning a gunshot victim on Feb. 3 around 2:10 a.m., says a Facebook post from VPSO. Occupants indicated that they were approached by a vehicle and a victim was inside of a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound.

After investigating, VPSO found that four occupants were leaving a local bar prior to the shooting. Witnesses also indicated that a vehicle was traveling in a parallel lane pulled alongside them and fired at least three shots into the vehicle, striking the victim.

The victim was a passenger in the front of the vehicle, says the post. The victim suffered life-threatening injuries and is still undergoing treatment.

VPSO is still investigating this incident.

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