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Authorities investigating St. Mary Drive shooting

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Authorities are investigating a Sunday shooting in the 1300 block of St. Mary Drive in Lake Charles.

Richard Harrell, spokesman for Lake Charles Police, said an 18-year-old male was shot multiple times with a small caliber firearm.

An eyewitness, who asked not to be identified, said he heard the shots and then saw the victim run towards him, asking for help.

"Yeah, I was just walking down the street and heard shots: bam, bam, bam! ... The guy came running and said, 'I think I've been hit...' I said, 'Yeah, you've been hit,'" said the eyewitness.

According to the eyewitness, one of the shots was to the victim's shoulder.

"It was hot. It was burning, and he had a little lump under the hole. So, I kept pushing it, then something came out. I don't know what it was, but the ambulance came and picked him up, and that was that," said the eyewitness.

The victim was treated and released from a local hospital.

Despite it being after dark, residents said several children were still outside playing. They are thankful no one was hit by a stray bullet.

"Just stop the violence... stop the violence! I had a lot of people die from this stupid stuff. I don't like that," said the eyewitness.

"The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have witnessed an argument or the shooting in that area is asked to contact Det. Colby Thompson at 337-491-1311," Harrell said Monday in a news release.

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