1 dead after shooting in Jennings

A 17-year-old male was killed during a shooting Saturday morning in Jennings.  Police say it happened around 12:30 am when officers were called to a fight that broke out at a private party at the American Legion Hall on Market Street.

Police say on arrival they began providing medical attention to the 17 year old who sustained a gunshot to the chest.  He was later transported to the Jennings American Legion Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Investigators have arrested 17 year old Kyvonte Eaglin of Welsh on charges of 2nd Degree Murder and 19 year old Jermaine Washington Jr. of Welsh with Aggravated Assault with a Firearm.

The name of the victim is being withheld at this time so that family members can be notified.






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