St. John Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a residence on Amy Drive in LaPlace shortly after 11 p.m. Saturday night to clear party goers from a large party.
As the deputies dealt with the crowd, they heard gunshots.
Several houses down from the party, deputies located a 16-year-old male with a gunshot wound to the chest. He was transported to River Parish Hospital where he died. The victim was identified as Kyrian Gray, from Reserve.
The homicide is the 10th murder in St. John the Baptist Parish in 2013.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.