Shortly after 3:00 a.m. on August 26, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of shots having been fired at a motel located on Highway 21 south of Bogalusa.
Upon arriving at the scene, officers discovered that thirty-two shots had been fired at the occupants of a second floor room. The shooters had fled by the time officers arrived.
One of the suspected shooters was wounded and is being treated at an undisclosed medical facility. Others are being sought.
During the course of the investigation, Sheriff’s deputies recovered eight weapons and narcotics during a search of a Bogalusa residence.
Names, addresses and details of the incident are not being disclosed at this time so as not to hinder the ongoing investigation. Once the investigation is concluded, further details will be released.
Sheriff Randy Seal commented, “It is disturbing that a gun battle of this magnitude occurred in our parish. Our detectives and deputies are working hard to solve all aspects of this case. One positive outcome of the investigation has been the removal of eight dangerous weapons from the streets of Bogalusa. I congratulate our staff for their quick and professional response to this incident.”