Sheriff investigating deadly shooting of 16-year-old in Hammond

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - The Criminal Investigations Unit of the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened early Tuesday morning that left a 16-year-old dead.

The shooting happened at a home on Willow Villa Road sometime after midnight. A preliminary investigation reveals the shooting may have happened because of a fight that happened late Monday evening.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives and officials with the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab are investigating the shooting.

Anyone having information relating to this case and death of the 16-year-old male, is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245.

The teen's identity has not been released at this time.

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