This is madness. It looks like drug-gang related. This society has gone into the toilet. Louisiana is a gun state. We are starting to look like some third-world country with the sick violence that permeates our communities. We are breading sociopaths left and right. And then we are giving them guns.
A shooting at a Westbank apartment this morning has left three people dead, two of them children.
Police say that shortly before 4 a.m. Saturday, two gunmen entered the apartment at 945 East Monterey and killed a 19-year-old female , a 23-month-old baby boy, and a a six-year-old boy.
An 11-year-old girl was also shot and is in critical condition at a local hospital hospital.
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Department Sgt Larry Dyess told WWL First News that the aparment complex is off Berman highway, between between Stumpf and Laffayette.
Dyess says that police are looking for two black males who entered the apartment and began shooting the victims.. He said that a witness describes one of the suspects as wearing a red bandana over his face and a hoodie type sweatshirt..
Authorities say the gunmen shot the toddler and the 6-year-old in the head. The 19-year-old was shot in the back, and the 11-year-old was shot "multiple times."
Homicide investigators say they located a number of shell casings throughout the apartment as well as crack cocaine and marijuana.
It's happening everywhere including at our universities:
Two people were shot and killed Friday at a community college in Dearborn, Michigan, in what police believe was a murder-suicide, an official said.
A man and woman were found dead in a classroom building on the campus of Henry Ford Community College, Dearborn Deputy Chief Gregg Brighton said.
Investigators believe the man shot the woman but would not provide further information, Brighton said.
A shotgun was involved in the incident, which occurred in a classroom that was not being used, he said.
"We're in the very preliminary stages," Brighton said. "We've just made the scene safe. The crime lab is on the scene with detectives." Video Watch Brighton describe the scene »
Police responding to a report of gunfire at the school had entered the south hallway of the Fine Arts Building when they heard another gunshot, Brighton said.
"We were in the building when we heard the shotgun blast, and when we finally got to that room, we had two deceased parties," he said at a news conference. "We believe this is a murder-suicide."
And Even Sunday school teachers are murdering. Now I've heard everything:
Police have arrested a Sunday-school teacher in the killing of California 8-year-old Sandra Cantu, authorities said early Saturday.
Melissa Huckaby was arrested on charges of kidnapping and murder, according to Tracy, California, police Sgt. Tony Sheneman.
Police would not reveal what led to Huckaby's arrest, but said it followed questioning. They did not offer a possible motive.
Huckaby lived in the same mobile home park as Sandra's family, and Sandra was friends with Huckaby's daughter, Sheneman said.
Sandra's body was found Monday, stuffed into a suitcase in a dairy-farm pond. The girl, from Tracy, had been missing since March 27. The suitcase that held Sandra's body belonged to Huckaby, Sheneman said.
Police have had contact with Huckaby before, but she does not have a record of violence
[...] On Tuesday, authorities searched a Baptist church near the mobile home park where Sandra lived.
The church's pastor, Lane Lawless, and his wife, Connie, spoke to KRON as they drove by the church Tuesday. Lawless said police had seized computers, phones and other items from his family's trailer, located in the same park as Sandra's family. He said his great-granddaughter regularly played with Sandra.
"We've been in the park for 13 years, and we've known her and her sister since before they were born," Connie Lawless told KRON. "So they're like children to us; they're like our children."