A Louisiana mom is being charged after she drove six kids to a fight.
Police say 35-year-old Lakenya Hall drove the kids, including her 11- and 15-year-old sons, to a residence a mile and a half away from their Lincoln Manor neighborhood, just outside of New Orleans in Kenner, to participate in a continuation of a fight that had taken place earlier that day, resulting in a 14-year-old boy being shot.
According to Lt. Brian McGregor, spokesman for the Kenner Police Department, the incident occurred on Wednesday, April 8, at approximately 5 p.m., at the 3500 block of West Louisiana State Drive in Kenner, after Hall arrived with the group of boys.
McGregor explained that the group of juveniles had been involved in a previous fight at a bus stop earlier that day. They requested that Hall drive them to Kenner to continue where the fight left off.
“Just because you’ve been in a fight, it doesn’t give you the right to go over there and start a whole new fight,” McGregor said. “She’s instigating something by taking the group over there in the first place.”
At some point after their arrival, a 15-year-old boy, who was being confronted by Hall’s group, pulled out a.22 caliber pistol that he had been hiding in his backpack. He then proceeded to open fire, hitting one of the boys as they ran away.
The victim received a gunshot wound to the leg and was taken to a nearby hospital, Ochsner Medical Center in Kenner, for treatment. His injuries are not life-threatening, and he is expected to make a full recovery, according to Clash Daily.
The 15-year-old was arrested and is being charged with aggravated battery, illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile, possession of a firearm with an obliterated serial number, illegal use of weapons, and disturbing the peace by fighting.
Hall was also arrested and is being charged with disturbing the peace by fighting and six counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. Hall’s two sons were also arrested and charged with disturbing the peace by fighting. More arrests are expected to come as they identify the rest of the boys who were involved in the altercation.
According to McGregor, there is a video floating around out there that captured the entire fight, and he intends to find it.
“We’re not going to have all these juveniles engaging in a fight in the city of Kenner,” McGregor said.
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