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Group booked following shooting at party

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Posted: Jul 2, 2014 9:19 AM by Hunter Robinson
Updated: Jul 2, 2014 9:19 AM
Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office

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Topics: Ascension Parish, arrest, crime, shooting, drug, weapon, assault, battery, party, investigation

PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Parish Sheriff's deputies have made several arrests following an investigation into a shooting at a party in Prairieville on June 28th.

Investigators say a young woman held a party in the 15000 block of Daigle Rd. while her parents were out of town. It was supposed to be for a few friends, but more than 60 people showed up,including many who didn't even know the family.

"Parties such as this tend to get out of control quickly because the party is posted on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. The address of the party is forwarded to friends who then forward it to their friends and so on. Soon, hundreds of uninvited people show up and in some instances, violence breaks out, such as this incident," added Chief Bacala.

After a dispute, some people began to leave the party. That's when the driver of a pick-up truck tried to run over a group of people, forcing them to dive out of the way. Shots were also fired from the truck, hitting one man in the ankle. He suffered minor injuries.

Deputies arrested 18-year-olds Aronis Gonzalez and Austin Rashall in connection with the crime. Investigators say Gonzalez was driving the truck. as he, Rashall and another passenger fired weapons from inside. Gonzalez was charged with aggravated assault, battery and weapons charges. Rashall was booked for assault, weapons and drug charges.

During the investigation, detectives searched the home of 44-year-old Mark Gonzalez and 43-year-old Rebecca Gonzalez. Authorities say they found weapons and drugs in the home, and both were arrested.

A 14-year-old and 16-year-old were both booked into the Assumption Youth Detention Center on drug, weapon and assault charges.

We'll have more on this story coming on WBRZ News 2 at Noon.

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