The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a shooting that took place Tuesday morning on Martin Luther King Jr. Drive. On Aug. 10 around 10:40 a.m., Natchitoches Police officers responded to the 900 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in reference to an individual being shot at a residence. Upon arrival, they located a juvenile who had been shot several times.
The victim was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and was later airlifted to another hospital for further treatment. Later in the afternoon, NPD placed a juvenile under arrest without incident. The juvenile is charged with Attempted First-Degree Murder and was placed in a juvenile detention center.