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In the wee hours of Sunday morning, Bossier Parish Sheriff's Deputies headed to the northern part of the parish to discover a man who had apparently been the victim of a shooting.

In a report from Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington, we learn that detectives with the Bossier Sheriff’s Office are investigating an early-morning shooting from Sunday in Plain Dealing that resulted in the death of a man. Detectives are investigating the shooting as a homicide.

Bossier Patrol deputies initially responded to the scene at the 400 block of Birch Street in Plain Dealing around 1:00 am Sunday. The victim was transported to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport where he was pronounced deceased.

Bossier Sheriff's Office Crime Scene Investigators and detectives worked through the night aggressively tracking down every lead. Plain Dealing Police Department is also investigating. The identity of the victim is being withheld until next-of-kin notification.

Detectives urge anyone who may have information about this shooting to contact Bossier CrimeStoppers at (318) 424-4100 or the Bossier Sheriff’s Office at (318) 965-2203.