The Rapides Parish Coroner has verified a homicide linked to a shooting incident on Victoria Drive yesterday evening.
Sadly, 16-year-old Kayla Young, the victim in this incident, passed away due to her injuries early this morning at Rapides Regional Hospital, shortly after midnight.
An autopsy is awaited to delve deeper into the circumstances surrounding the untimely demise of the young girl.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office (RPSO) has affirmed its active investigation into the incident as a homicide.
A spokesperson stated that detectives diligently worked throughout the night, gathering evidence and interviewing witnesses in a bid to reconstruct the events that led to this tragic outcome.
Currently, no additional details regarding the incident have been disclosed.
The investigation continues, and the public is encouraged to provide any information that could assist authorities in their investigation.
Those with pertinent information are urged to reach out to the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office at 318-473-6700.