A tragedy happening in Lafayette Sunday afternoon as a 16-year-old girl is now dead from a gunshot wound to the chest and a 14-year-old boy is the person accused of shooting her.

Lafayette Police say the incidet happened around 6:30 p.m. in the 600 block of E. Willow Street.

600 block of E. Willow Street, google street view
600 block of E. Willow Street, google street view
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The girl was shot once and made it to the hospital before succumbing to the gunshot wound to the chest.

Detectives say the two were sitting inside of a parked vehicle when the boy discharged a pistol, striking the girl. He has been charged with 2nd Degree Murder and has been booked into the Lafayette Parish Juvenile Detention Center.

“It’s unfortunate that a juvenile male, 14 years of age, was charged with second-degree murder and booked into the Juvenile Detention Center here in Lafayette,” said Lafayette Police Department Spokesperson Sgt Robin Green.

The shooting remains under investigation.      

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