Shooting of Kole Hebert, A Promising Young Athlete tragically shot on January 6th

Kole Hebert, a promising young athlete and beloved community member, was tragically shot on January 6th, resulting in life-threatening injuries. The incident has left his family, friends, and the entire community of Breaux Bridge, Louisiana, in shock.

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Who is Kole Hebert?

Kole Hebert, the son of Tracy and Kelly Hebert, is a young man known for his love of the outdoors and his passion for baseball. Recently turned 18, Hebert was looking forward to graduating in May 2024. His love for baseball led him to commit to LSUE for the fall of 2025 with a full baseball scholarship. Growing up as the youngest of four brothers (Kody Hebert, Chase Guidroz, Chaz Hebert, and Kade Hebert) and one sister (Katie Hebert Douet), Kole’s enthusiasm for life and sports was well-known and contagious within his family and community.

What Happened to Kole Hebert?

On the fateful day of January 6th, Kole Hebert became the victim of a shooting. His injuries, which include a severed cervical spinal cord, skull fracture, and severe damage to his esophagus, have resulted in paralysis from the neck down. Hebert is now dependent on a ventilator to breathe.

Hebert was transported to Our Lady of the Lake in Baton Rouge, where he will undergo multiple surgeries, including the placement of a voice box, hardware to support his cervical spine, repair of the skull fracture, and a tracheotomy to assist with his breathing. Bullet fragments remain lodged in his body, unable to be retrieved, and further tests and studies are needed to identify other potential injuries.

GoFundMe Campaign

In the wake of this tragic event, a GoFundMe campaign has been launched to help cover the medical expenses and support Kole Hebert’s family during this challenging time. The road to recovery for Kole will be long and difficult, with at least two weeks in the hospital and several months in a rehabilitation facility.

Allison Broussard Dees

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This is the brother of one of the sweetest people I’ve ever met! Katie Hebert Douet and Morgan were so kind to me when the girls wrecked and after Abbie died they were always so encouraging Please consider donating if you can ❤️

Kole Hebert’s tragic shooting has left his community in shock and mourning. The promising young athlete’s life has been irrevocably changed by this senseless act of violence. As he fights for his life, his family, friends, and community rally behind him, offering their prayers and support in his difficult journey ahead.

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