One dead, another injured in Preston Highway restaurant shooting

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Police say a person is dead and another person wounded following a shooting Thursday night on the Preston Highway.

According to reports, the incident happened at about 11 p.m. on the Preston Highway and Bates Avenue near Okolona Elementary School.

Seventh Division Major Brian Kuriger says a large crowd was celebrating at the restaurant, when an argument broke out that led to shots being fired.

A man in his 20s was pronounced dead at the scene, while a teenage girl was taken to University Hospital with gunshot wound and is in an unknown condition, according to Major Kuriger.

LMPD is investigating.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call the LMPD crime tip hotline at 502-574-LMPD (5673).

All calls are anonymous.