Mother of cheerleader shot at Northside High speaks out

Sam, Photo: KLFY

It was a typical Friday night here at Northside High School.

Hundreds of football lovers came out to support the Vikings under the Friday Night Lights. Included among the supporters, the cheerleaders and their co-captain, Si’Anne Broussard

Shirley Sam is the mother of 17–year-old Si’Anne Broussard, the innocent young woman who was shot in the arm Friday after a football game. Three days after the shooting, her mom says she’s doing much better. “She had a follow up doctor’s appointment today to check for infection and things. The doctor ended up clearing her for no infection but she does want to see her again on Friday and she had to put the warm in a sling as well, from the gunshot.

Sam says, “You hear a lot of things, you don’t always know the intimacy issues and situations. I am about to that relentless individual because of my daughter being shot by this stupid, senseless act… to get to the bottom of some things.”

Sam has already began the ground work by reaching out to District Four Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux. Even with Boudreaux’s efforts, like the gun buyback program to end gun violence, there has been at least three homicides in District Four.

Kenneth Boudreaux, District 4 council member, says, “I’m willing to talk. I want to talk and find out how do we correct these issues? How do we get illegal guns out of the hands of people who want to do bad things? That’s the question of the day!”

Detectives described the suspects as two young black males possibly operating an older model brown car.  Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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