Four Deputies shot in St John The Baptist Parish

Thursday, August 16, 2012 - 7:21pm

Four deputies were shot in St. John The Baptist Parish early this morning.

Two deputies are in the hospital the other two have died.

State police say this shooting has multiple locations, multiple weapons, and multiple gunshots.

Five people are in custody in connection with the shooting four males and one female.

The shooting started at a Valero Plant south of Laplace.

Deputies say one person walked up to a deputy working a security detail and shot him he is expected to be ok.

Later at Scenic Riverview Trailer Park Sheriff Mike Trague says his deputies were ambushed.

34 year old Brandon Nielsen and 27 year old Jeremy Triche were killed.

Another deputy was shot but is recovering at the hospital tonight.
both shootings happened about a mile away from each other.
what we don't know---is a motive. 
while state police continue their investigation---
governor jindal has ordered all flags in the state to fly at half staff until friday.
the governor says--it's a way to remember those deputie who lost their lives this morning.



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