The shooting incident happened around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Barataria and Ames boulevards. This area is closed to traffic while police investigate.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is reporting an officer down on the Westbank of Jefferson Parish, near Barataria and Ames Streets.
According to Public Information Officer John Fortunado, a Westwego police officer was shot as well as a female victim in this same incident.
This is a developing story.