INDEPENDENCE, LA – June 4, 2020 – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the following:
On June 1, 2020, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office responded to Red Hill Road which is located off Highway 1065 in Independence, LA in reference to a shooting.
During the course of this investigation, it was learned the victims were traveling in a vehicle (Vehicle 1) north on LA 1065 when they were fired upon by an oncoming vehicle believed to be a gray Nissan Altima (Vehicle 2). The victim(s) returned fire. During the exchange, one subject in vehicle 1 was struck in the head, thankfully sustaining a non- life threatening injury. Subsequently, the driver of vehicle 1 lost control and crashed at the intersection of LA 1065 and Red Hill Road.
The occupants fled on foot in fear that the suspect(s) in vehicle 2 would turn around and head back in their direction. The gunshot victim was later transported to an area hospital by way of Acadian Ambulance, treated, and released later that night.
The Sheriffs Office is asking anyone with information regarding this incident to please contact Crime Stoppers, 800.554.4245. Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office Detective Matt Dean is the lead investigator.