MARRERO — Jefferson Parish sheriff’s deputies say an 8-year-old girl was shot in her upper back following a shooting that killed a 29-year-old man in Marrero.
Col. John Fortunato says the girl was playing outside her apartment building around 8:40 p.m. Thursday when she was struck by a stray bullet from gunfire authorities believe could be tied to a carjacking.
Fortunato says witnesses reported hearing three or four shots, and seeing either one person or two people chasing the 29-year-old man. Authorities later discovered the man’s body between two cars. No weapons were found at the scene.
Fortunato says the girl was taken to an area hospital for surgery. He said her injury appeared to be non-life threatening.
Authorities have not released the names of the victim or girl.