Louisiana shooting leaves 5 dead; suspect at large

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities say shootings in two parishes in Louisiana have left five people dead. Authorities identified a suspect, who is still at large.

Officials say the Saturday morning shootings happened in Ascension and Livingston parishes, about 70 miles (113 kilometers) west of New Orleans.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard confirmed on Facebook that three deaths happened in his parish on Saturday. 

In a post on the Livingston Parish Sheriff Facebook, they identified the victims as

Billy Ernest, DOB: 12/1/75
Tanner Ernest, DOB: 11/2/01
Summer Ernest, DOB: 11/19/98

They also identified the suspect as Dakota Theriot, 21.

SUSPECT VEHICLE description:
2004 Dodge Pick Up
Gray on top, Silver on bottom
4 door
License Plate #C583809
*Considered to be armed & dangerous.

Separately on Facebook, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said two people were shot to death in the city of Gonzalez. The victims were identified as Elizabeth Theriot, 50, and Keith Theriot, 50, believed to be the suspects parents.

Ascension sheriff’s spokeswoman Allison Hudson says authorities believe the shootings in the two parishes are connected, and investigators from both jurisdictions are working together.

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