Elderly man shot while in his home was not intended target, according to deputies

Elderly man shot while in his home was not intended target, according to deputies
Source: WAFB

PLAQUEMINE, LA (WAFB) - An innocent bystander was shot inside his home when a shooter opened fire Monday night.

The Iberville Parish Sheriff's Office reported the shooting happened on Barrow Street near Ferdinand Street in Plaquemine a little before 10 p.m.

Investigators said the shooter missed the intended target and an elderly man inside his home was hit. The victim is expected to survive.

Deputies said the suspect fled the scene after the shooting and they don't have a description.

They are hoping witnesses will contact them with any information that can help with the investigation.

Anyone who knows what happened is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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