Witness to aftermath of weekend fatal shooting in Lafayette says his life is forever changed

Lafayette Parish

UPDATE: George Louis is still in shock after witnessing the aftermath of the tragic death of a 16-year-old girl.

Moments before her death Louis helped the teen, now identified as Ja’nya Hebert, and a group of her friends jump her car.

Louis says after the group of girls pulled off, he heard a lot of chaos.

He says this is when everything took a turn for the worse.

He, his children and his girlfriend were getting ready to go to the store.

Once the gunshots rang out, they ran for cover.

Moments later Louis and his girlfriend ran to see what was going on, and that’s when he saw the same girl he just helped lying on the ground.

“She had been shot in the back.”

Louis’s girlfriend helped as much as she could before law enforcement arrived.

There was not much she could do.

Louis says the hard part is knowing that his children witnessed all of the chaos.

He says this makes him want to be a better father to his children and any other child in need of help and guidance.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Lafayette Police are investigating the death of a teen girl found early Sunday morning with a gunshot wound to the back.

According to police, the unidentified victim was found around 1 a.m. in the middle of the roadway on Harrington Drive.

Police say when they arrived on scene, they began administering lifesaving measures until the 16-year-old victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance and later died from her injuries.

An initial investigation by police has revealed that the teen was sitting in a vehicle when an unknown suspect began firing a gun.

The suspects then fled the area, police said.

Anyone with information about the homicide is urged to call Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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