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Feb 28, 2014 2:21 PM by KATC

Parents name Opelousas shooting victim

The parents of the five-year-old victim shot in Opelousas have identified their son.

According to his parents, Jon'qualon Pitre remains in serious condition in a Baton Rouge hospital after being shot in the head shortly before 5 p.m. Thursday in the 500 block of Martin Luther King Drive.

Police have arrested a 16-year-old in connection with the case and have charged him with illegal possession of the firearm. The circumstances surrounding the incident remain under investigation.

Tonight on Acadiana's NewsChannel at 5:00, KATC's Kristen Holloway speaks to Jon'qualon's parents, who are not speaking out about Thursday's events.

 

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