**UPDATE** Body is that of a juvenile on Highland Park Drive


***UPDATE***  It was originally reported that the victim suffered from several gunshot wounds, but it was later determined that the juvenile had one gunshot wound.***


The Natchitoches Police Department is investigating a homicide that took place early Thursday morning on Highland Park Drive.

Natchitoches Police Department officers responded around 6:14 a.m. Sept. 9 to the 1200 block of Highland Park Drive in reference to a person lying in front of a residence.  They located a juvenile who was suffering from a single gunshot wound.  The victim was pronounced deceased by the Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office as a result of his injuries.

The Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.

To report suspicious activity contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101. Anyone with additional information in regards to this investigation should contact Detective Rudy Glass at (318) 357-3878.  Remember all information given shall remain confidential. 


The Natchitoches Times has confirmed that a body has been found on Highland Park Drive. Investigation is ongoing; more details will be posted soon.