Pair of shootings in St. Charles investigated

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 17, 2007


Staff Reporter

HAHNVILLE – Two shooting incidents in Luling on Monday are under investigation by the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office.

Captain Pat Yoes, public information officer for the sheriff’s office, said the shootings occurred on separate blocks of Paul Frederick Street within three hours of each other. Yoes said the shootings are unrelated.

The first incident occurred around 1 a.m. Monday when two 21 year old Marrero men driving in the 1300 block of Paul Frederick street observed a large crowd of people standing in the middle of the street.

When the crowd refused to let the men pass, one of the men, whose name was not released, stepped out of the vehicle and asked the crowd to move. When the man got back into his car, an unknown subject fired one shot through the passenger window, grazing the victim’s wrist.

The victim drove himself to St. Charles Hospital where he was treated and released.

The second shooting, occurring around 4 a.m. Monday, involved a Destrehan man and two Killona men driving in the 1000 block of Paul Frederick.

The men drove past a group of males in the middle of the street, and as they passed, one of the males in the street fired a shot at the vehicle. No one was injured in the incident.

Yoes said deputies are following numerous leads in both shootings, and could not release any more information at this time. He said anyone with information should call the St. Charles Sheriff’s office at 985-783-1355.