Bystander shot during altercation on N. Lakeshore Drive Friday night

Bystander shot during altercation on N. Lakeshore Drive Friday night
A 16-year-old girl was involved in a verbal altercation on N. Lakeshore Drive when she pulled out a gun and fired one shot, striking a 21-year-old bystander, authorities say. (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - An altercation led to a bystander being shot on N. Lakeshore Drive Friday night, authorities say.

A 16-year-old girl was involved in a verbal altercation when she pulled out a gun and fired one shot, striking a 21-year-old bystander, according to Sgt. Brenda Desormeaux, spokeswoman for the Lake Charles Police Department. The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Desormeaux said police were called to the shooting at 9:22 p.m. It occurred in the 900 block of Lakeshore Drive, which runs parallel to the interstation.

The suspect, whose name is not being released because she is a juvenile, was transported to the Juvenile Detention Center. She faces one count of aggravated second-degree battery.

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