Summerville Police Department issues statement on drive-by shooting

May 15th, 2024 – 3:40 PM

Summerville Police Department –

Wednesday afternoon the Summerville Police Department issued the following statement regarding an apparent drive-by shooting that occurred at Scoggins Street last weekend on May 11th:

“On the evening of May 11th, Summerville Police responded to a drive-by shooting that took place on Scoggins Street in Summerville.

Fortunately, no one was struck by the gunfire despite 4 adults and 3 juveniles being outside the residence that was targeted, with an additional juvenile inside the residence.

During the investigation, it was determined that approximately 6 to 7 shots were fired that struck the residence and a vehicle at the residence.

Two suspects were identified and with the assistance of the Lafayette Police Department, they were located in Lafayette.

Investigators from Summerville and Lafayette interviewed both suspects, 22-year-old Aries Vaughn-Curry and 20-year-old Tristan Patterson concerning the incident.

Both were ultimately charged with multiple counts of Aggravated Assault and Possession of a Firearm During the Commission of a Crime.

The investigation revealed that the shooting stemmed from an ongoing dispute and was not a random event.”