May 19, 2013 11:35 PM by Chris Welty

One Dead in Gas Station Shooting

One person is dead after a shooting at a gas station in Branch.

Maxine Trahan with the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office tells KATC the victim died at a Church Point Hospital.

According to the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, at 8:17 this evening shots were fired at the Chevron Station off of Highway 35 in Branch. Deputies say, three people were hit by gunfire. Two of the victims have non life threatening injuries.

Deputies say, a previous altercation escalated to the incident at the gas station. Right now, deputies tell us they have four people in custody as they continue investigate the shooting.

A trail ride was held in the area today and yesterday. Deputies say off duty deputies were hired to control the 6000 person crowd.


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