Teen recovering after being shot in Kinder; juvenile suspect under arrest

Published: Aug. 13, 2022 at 10:31 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 14, 2022 at 11:20 AM CDT
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Kinder, LA (KPLC) - An 18-year-old Kinder man is hospitalized following a shooting at a camp on Old Ferry Road Friday night.

A suspect was arrested Saturday night in Welsh, Allen Parish Sheriff Doug Hebert said. The juvenile is charged with attempted second-degree murder.

We are told a fight broke out after students from Jennings and Welsh showed up uninvited to a Kinder back-to-school party at the camp. Landon Schmitz tried to break up the fight and was shot in the abdomen, his father Nick Schmitz said.

The shooter fled the scene, said Sheriff Hebert.

Schmitz was airlifted for treatment. The bullet went through his stomach and small intestine and out through his back, his father said.

His doctor said the bullet grazed Schmitz’s artery, and if it had hit one millimeter to the left it would have ruptured the artery and the teen would have bled to death, his father said.

The investigation is ongoing.

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