LABADIEVILLE — Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies are investigating a Saturday shooting that left a 17-year-old boy on life support Monday, the Assumption Parish sheriff said.
Dronald Washington, of Labadieville, was shot in the head and taken by air to Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, where he has since been declared clinically dead, deputies said Monday in a news release.
The Sheriff’s Office said it received a report shortly before 11:30 p.m. in which the caller said the “victim was playing with a .38-caliber revolver when it went off” at a house in the 100 block of Violet Street in Labadieville.
Sheriff Mike Waguespack said later that the incident occurred while Washington was hanging out with friends but Waguespack declined to say who had possession of the gun when it discharged.
The Assumption Parish Coroner’s Office has not yet made a ruling in the shooting, Waguespack said.
He added that investigators are still trying to determine how Washington got the gun.
Detective Capt. Darren Crochet is the lead investigator on the case. Anyone with information should call the Criminal Investigative Division at (985) 526-1627 or Communications Division at (985) 369-2912.