KENNER, La. (WGNO) – The Kenner Police Department reported a shooting that occurred at 3:15 a.m. Sunday in the adjacent parking lot near a nightclub located at 3244 Georgia Avenue.
According to the police report, officers arrived at Cafe Marzaj after receiving a 911 call referring to the shooting. Upon arrival, Kenner police found a 27-year-old victim of Laplace with a gunshot wound to the head.
The victim was taken to hospital where he is listed in critical condition.
Police said the shooting was the result of an argument in an adjacent parking lot next to the nightclub parking lot. The suspect and victim were initially inside the scene.
The alleged shooter claims the shooting was in self-defense after the victim pointed a gun at him. The suspect had armed himself after sensing that he and his wife were in danger.
The suspect’s wife immediately called 911 to report the shooting and remained at the scene with her husband. Both husband and wife cooperated fully with the investigation.
Two firearms were recovered from the scene, one of which is believed to belong to the shooting victim.
Kenner Police reported there were several witnesses at the scene who fled the parking lot at the time of the shooting and we are asking those witnesses to contact KPD to help determine what exactly happened in the parking lot. .
The nightclub owner is assisting the police in the investigation.
Currently, the investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made.
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