South Lafourche High Student-Athlete Shot and Killed

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HOUMA, La. (WGNO) – A Larose teenager is gunned down in broad daylight.

Deputies are searching for who shot and killed South Lafourche High School student Braxton Bourda on E. 23rd Street in Larose.

Lafourche Sheriff Craig Webre says a group of young people were seen dragging Bourda’s body to the side of the road, then walked away, “When the deputies arrived they found him unresponsive. Apparently shot in the head area in the middle of the street.”

A man identifying himself as Bourda’s cousin says the student/athlete was on a path to success, leaving a promising swimming career in his wake, “Yes sir. He’s on the high school swim team. One of the best. The best at 15. Varsity.”

Webre says they’ve identified what they’re calling at this stage in the investigation, a person of interest.

Anyone with information is urged to call CRIMESTOPPERS at 822-1111 or toll-free 1-877-903-STOP.