13-year old, 5 others hurt in Marrero shooting

13-year old, 5 others hurt in Marrero shooting

POSTED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:00am

UPDATED: Tuesday, February 21, 2012 - 10:04am

Six people -- one, a 13-year-old boy -- were hurt in a shooting in Marrero on Monday night, according to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s deputies.

The violence happened at Sayres and Constantine drives in the Lincolnshire neighborhood on the Westbank about 8:20 p.m.

Officers responded after receiving numerous calls to the 911 center reporting gunshots in the area.

First responding deputies located multiple victims at various addresses on Sayres Drive, including the 13-year-old victim, who had been shot several times. He was taken to University hospital where doctors said the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening.

Five other teenagers were also struck. They were identified late Monday as: Akili Dailey, 17; Iren Paul, 18, of Marrero; Davanti Butler, 19, of Marrero; an unnamed 16-year-old from Marrero; and an unnamed 16 year-old from Harvey. Their injuries were also considered not life-threatening.

According to detectives, the victims said they were standing near the corner, waiting for a ride, when the shots were fired. The victims ran from the corner, but said the shooters continued in pursuit while firing at them.

None of the victims reported seeing a vehicle, nor could they identify their assailants. A witness reported seeing a black vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.

Crimes Scene Technicians collected a "substantial amount" of spent AK-47 shell casings, along with a number of other spent casings consistent with shots from a handgun.

Anyone with information in this matter is asked to call Detective Vasquez at the sheriff's office at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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