THIBODAUX, La. (WGNO)— An Assumption Parish teenager died Saturday (Sept. 10) after detectives say he was shot multiple times at a home in Thibodaux.
Just before 6 p.m., the Thibodaux Police Department reports that 15-year-old Jairen Cole was found inside a house in the 1700 block of S. Barbier Ave. with multiple gunshot wounds to his back. He was airlifted from the location and died en route to University Medical Center.
Details on a suspect or motive were unclear in the early reports of the shooting. The case remains under investigation.
Anyone with any information related to Cole’s death is urged to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by calling 800-743-7433. Anonymous tips can be submitted online tip by clicking here.
Investigators are currently in the process of gathering evidence and information to identify the person(s) responsible for this incident, as well as a motive. No additional details are currently available.