Nine teenagers were shot recently at a birthday party that was held for a 12-year-old boy in New Orleans.
According to local media reports, the terrifying incident took place after an argument erupted between two groups of young boys on Sunday night in Louisiana. The party was attended by 60 guests and appeared to be running smoothly when all of a sudden, things took an extremely violent turn.
Officials confirm how 2 groups of men entered into an argument, which quickly escalated into a shooting episode. And in the end, it tragically resulted in nine children getting shot and injured. They were reportedly between the age groups of 12 and 17.
Reports confirmed how one 16-year-old boy received gunshots to his stomach region while another 14-year-old individual received a bullet to his head. Meanwhile, the sheriff for the district soon expressed his great frustration over the entire incident as more detailed information comes forward about the gunmen.
The sheriff also spoke about how the men kept going on and on regarding the ongoing feud that took place at the house. On that note, several shots were fired, and authorities confirmed how more than one weapon was used during the horrifying act.
7 out of the 9 children received immediate medical care and treatments for their injuries at a local hospital. They have been released. With that said, two of the victims remain in the hospital and have been described as critical. Medical experts confirmed how most of the injuries related to wounds on the legs and ankle region.
After the incident, locals in the community expressed their horror as they recalled the sudden eruption of gunfire at LaPlace in Louisiana, the Golfview Drive to be more exact.
As it is, Louisiana has been badly affected by gun violence-related incidents as multiple mass shootings took center stage over the weekend.