Mass Shooting at Graduation Block Party Injures 9

On Sunday night, tragedy struck Thibodaux, Louisiana, when two gunmen opened fire at a graduation party on Hyland Drive, sending nine people to the hospital.

Seven individuals were left with gunshot wounds, while two others were hurt as the large crowd scrambled away. The victims ranged from 17 to 25 years of age, with two males and seven female victims among them. Fortunately, none of the injured were killed.

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craige Webre affirmed that eight of the wounded individuals had been released from the hospital by Monday afternoon. Deputies recovered one gun and multiple casings from two different firearms, a hint that there were two shooters.

According to locals, the Merrydale neighborhood hosts an annual block party during this particular time of year. Since the shooting, the atmosphere has shifted. In response, the deputies at the Sheriff’s department have asked that anyone with any details about the event should come forward.

The victims and their loved ones remain in everyone’s thoughts and prayers. Authorities have asked the public to help locate the perpetrators, and we hope that justice is served and the community finds peace in the coming days. This investigation is still ongoing.