Deputies identify persons of interest after shooting outside lounge

AMELIA, LA (WAFB) - Detectives investigating a shooting have identified two persons of interest they want to talk to about the case.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office is looking into a shooting that happened outside a lounge on LA 182 near the Greenwood overpass in Amelia on June 14 around 2 a.m.

Deputies said three black men walked up to a Hispanic man and tried to rob him. The victim was shot in the process. He remains hospitalized and was last listed in fair condition.

Investigators believe a man nicknamed "Diddy" and another who goes by "Jay" may have information about the crime.

"Diddy" is about 5' 10" to 6' 0" with a medium build. He has a dark complexion and his hair is in short twists. He is 23 to 25 years old.

"Jay" is about 5' 7" to 5' 8" with a medium build. He is 19 or 20 years old.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call SMPSO at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960.

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