BREAKING: Abbeville Police investigating shooting at the same block where teen was killed last night

(Photo credit: Lester Duhe, KLFY)

ABBEVILLE, La. (KLFY)- Police are at the intersection of Kibbe and Vernon streets where shots were fired just after 1 p.m. today.

The shooting occurred in the same neighborhood as one that killed a 14-year-old boy at about 7:30 p.m. last night. Police said they believe today’s shooting may be retaliation for yesterday’s homicide.

No injuries were reported. Witnesses have been taken in for questions, Abbeville Police Lt. David Hardy told KLFY.

Early this morning, Jalen Levine, 25, was arrested on connection with the last night’s deadly shooting.

(Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office)

He has been charged with first degree murder and violation of probation. No bond has been set at this time.

This evening, the Abbeville Police Department released this statement about the victim:

 “The family of the 14-year-old shooting victim has asked the Abbeville Police Department not to release his identity, therefore we will comply with their wishes.  We ask that all media outlets also consider the family’s wishes.

 

 

 

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