Man shot in face; suspect escapes

PONCHATOULA, LA (WAFB) - A Ponchatoula man is recovering after being shot in the face Thursday night.

According to reports, an officer was patrolling the North Baronne St. area when he saw two men standing in the road, one of which was wearing bloody clothing.  The other man took off running when he spotted the officer.

Police were unable to find the suspect.

The man in the bloody clothing was shot in the right side of the face and is in stable condition at the hospital.

Investigators say it is unclear whether the victim and the suspect knew each other, or the motive behind the shooting.

If you have any information on this shooting, call the Ponchatoula Police Department at 985-386-6548.

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