2 people shot while making drug deal in Ball Elementary parking lot

Ball PD is investigating a shooting that happened 11/15/22
Published: Nov. 15, 2022 at 2:41 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 16, 2022 at 8:18 AM CST
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BALL, La. (KALB) - Two people were shot while attempting to conduct a drug deal in the parking lot of Ball Elementary School on Tuesday, Nov. 15.

The Ball Police Department said around 1:26 p.m., they responded to Ball Elementary School in reference to a person there with a gunshot wound. Officers arrived within minutes and made contact with the RPSO School Resource Officer, who had custody of a white male with a gunshot wound in his arm. The SRO said the male came up to the school with a gunshot wound and was found to be armed. The SRO took him into custody and recovered a firearm.

It was determined that two people, one being a juvenile, were conducting a drug deal in the school parking lot. An altercation happened where both people sustained non-life-threatening gunshot wounds. The juvenile was taken into custody, treated at a local hospital, then released and booked into the Renaissance Home for Youth. The other suspect remains in the hospital in the custody of officers.

Ball Police Chief Marshall Deen released this statement concerning the incident:

“I would like to commend the officers of the Ball Police Department for their quick response and actions in taking these suspects into custody without any further incident. I would also like commend the School Resource Officer at Ball Elementary for his quick actions in capture of one of the suspects. I would thank the Rapides Parish Sheriffs Office for their assistance in this investigation. This is an ongoing investigation and more information will be released as it becomes available.”

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