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Six wounded in shooting at child's birthday party in Louisiana

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Posted at 7:56 AM, Apr 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-19 10:07:20-04

Sheriff's deputies in LaPlace, Louisiana are investigating a shooting at a birthday party that left six people wounded.

The shooting happened Saturday night in LaPlace — a town located about 30 miles west of New Orleans — according to a Facebook post from the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office.

The party being held for a 12-year-old child, the sheriff's office said, in the 600 block of Golfview Drive.

Deputies say there were six people shot at around 8:30 p.m. local time when a verbal argument happened during the party. No one has died, deputies say, and no one has been arrested.

Click here to see the Facebook post from the sheriff's office.

This story was originally published by KATC in Lafayette, Louisiana.