Tangipahoa Sheriff searching for shooting suspect

Tangipahoa Sheriff searching for shooting suspect
Published: Sep. 11, 2014 at 2:02 PM CDT
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INDEPENDENCE, LA (WAFB) - One man is in critical condition and deputies with the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office is searching for the suspect after a shooting that happened around 4 p.m. Wednesday in Independence, LA.

Deputies were called to a home on Blackcat Road about a disturbance. When they arrived, they found a 25-year-old man had been shot.

The victim was standing outside of the home when the suspect got out of the passenger side of an older model, green Ford Expedition and walked up to him. Deputies say a few words were spoken and the suspect pulled out a pistol and fired one shot at the victim before quickly leaving.

The victim is reported to be in critical, but stable condition.

Reports show the suspect is described as a slender, black male, about 5'8" tall with dreadlocks. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt. The driver of the suspect vehicle is described as a bald, light-skinned black male.

Investigators are asking anyone with information regarding this shooting to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245.

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