Louisiana shipyard shooting

Workers at a Louisiana shipyard shooting ended up in an officer-involved shootout, authorities said. Two men were killed when the suspect opened fire at FMT Shipyard and Repair in Harvey around 1 p.m. Monday. Police have withheld the suspect’s identity pending notification of his relatives.

The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Digital that two unresponsive men were located on the ground at the shipyard. Both victims, each of whom suffered at least one gunshot wound, died at the scene. Authorities say the two men were attacked by the suspect, who was recently fired from the business.

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Louisiana shipyard shooting incident detail

“Our initial investigation indicates that the two victims were employees of the business and were attacked by a former employee,” the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. “The suspect was identified by witnesses and our detectives have begun efforts to locate him.” Police located the gunman at an apartment complex in Harvey. Uniformed and plainclothes officers were dispatched to observe and confront the suspect, who attempted to flee.


After officers established surveillance at the location, they encountered the suspect as he was walking to a nearby dumpster,” the statement added. “As they approached him, he ran away.” The suspect then opened fire on the officers around 2:45 p.m. The officers returned fire, killing the suspect. “Officers returned fire, striking the suspect multiple times,” police explained. “The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. His firearm was recovered.”Read More……

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