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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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One arrested, one sought in Sunday night shooting in Raceland

One arrested, one sought in Sunday night shooting in Raceland

One person has been arrested and another is being sought in connection to a shooting that occurred on Sunday night. A warrant for attempted murder has been issued for the arrest of Torry Hunter, 27, of Alexandria, and Pachen Canty, 35, of Raceland has been arrested as an accessory.

At around 8:35 p.m. on Sunday, October 11, deputies and detectives were dispatched to the 500 block of St. Louis Street in Raceland in reference to a shooting. They learned a male subject had been shot in the abdomen and was transported to Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland.

Through investigation, detectives learned the victim was involved in a verbal altercation with another man, later identified as Torry Hunter. During the argument, Hunter allegedly brandished a handgun and fired two rounds at the victim, one of which struck the victim in the abdomen. Hunter then entered the passenger side of a car belonging to Pachen Canty who was present during the incident. Canty then allegedly entered the driver’s side and drove Hunter away from the area.

On Tuesday, October 13, detectives made contact with Canty and questioned her regarding the incident.

Following questioning, Canty was placed under arrest and transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. She was charged harboring a fugitive (accessory after the fact). Her bond has not yet been set.

Torry Hunter is wanted for attempted second degree murder, and detectives are asking for the public’s help to locate him. He is described as a slender black male with a height around 5’7” and is also known by his nickname, “Bird”. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Crime Stoppers Bayou Region at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting "GIVEATIP" plus your message to 274637. Tips can also be submitted using the TipSubmit Mobile application or online at

Tipsters will remain anonymous and could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash if the information given leads to an arrest.

The victim was eventually airlifted to University Hospital in New Orleans where he is currently listed in stable condition.