Nine juveniles were shot after a feud broke out at a 12-year-old child’s birthday party in Louisiana on Saturday night, authorities said.
About 60 young people were attending the gathering at a home in LaPlace when gunfire rang out at about 8:40 p.m., according to a press release from St John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office.
Investigators believe an argument between two groups of young males sparked the shooting.
The gunshot victims were aged 17 and younger. Two of them remained hospitalized as of Monday, police said, while the other seven were treated and released.
No arrests have been made and police said witnesses to the mayhem have remained mum.
“Not one person has given a formal statement,” Sheriff Mike Tregre said in a statement.
“I am asking witnesses to come forward with information to help us learn more about what happened,” he said.