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BPD investigating 2 weekend shootings, 1 arrest made

The Bogalusa Police Department investigated two separate and unrelated incidents, in which two men were shot over the weekend, according to BPD Maj. Wendell O’Berry.

O’Berry said that the first shooting took place on Friday evening at a park on the corner of Sullivan Drive and St. Louis Street. An argument during a basketball game reportedly escalated to a fight between two men. One of the men retrieved a handgun and began firing at the other man, as he tried to run away, O’Berry said.

“The 19-year-old victim was struck three times in the arm and leg,” he said. “He was treated at the Our Lady of the Angels emergency room, and then transported to another area hospital for further treatment.”

The suspect was quickly identified by police as Ezron Moses II, 23. Shortly after the search for Moses was begun, he came to BPD headquarters and turned himself in, O’Berry said. Moses also surrendered the handgun that was believed to have been used in the shooting. Moses was arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of a weapon.

Later, on Sunday evening, officers were called to the 600 block of Huron Avenue in reference to a subject having been shot, O’Berry said.

“The 29-year-old victim had been shot in the arm and chest,” O’Berry said. “Police were told that several individuals entered the victim’s home and shot him. The victim was treated at the Our Lady of the Angels emergency room, and then flown to an area trauma center for further treatment. Detectives are currently following several leads.”

If anyone has any information about the second shooting, call the BPD at 985-732-6238 or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Callers may remain anonymous.