Police identify Lena Ave. homicide victim

Homicide on Lena Ave.

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - Detectives with the Lake Charles Police Department identified the homicide victim in the fatal shooting on Lena Avenue on Friday.

Sgt. Brenda Desormeaux said the victim was identified as a 16-year-old male juvenile from Eunice, Louisiana.

Police received a call in reference to a shooting near the corner of Lena Avene and Dixy Drive around 1:30 a.m., Friday, Aug. 14, 2020.

When officers arrived they confirmed that a victim had been shot. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The investigation is still ongoing and we will have more information as it becomes available.

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