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Parents, kids arrested after party shooting

2 years 10 months 3 weeks ago July 02, 2014 Jul 2, 2014 Wednesday, July 02 2014 July 02, 2014 5:12 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Rob Krieger

PRAIRIEVILLE - Ascension Sheriff's Deputies arrested two parents and a pair of their children following a shooting at a teen party that left one person injured.

It happened early Sunday morning on Daigle Rd. near James Street, where investigators say Austin Rashall, 18, Aronis Gonzalez, 18, and his 16-year old brother shot at people while leaving a party they crashed.

On Saturday evening, a girl at the home on Daigle Rd. invited a few friends over for a get-together while her parents were away, but the word spread on social media and the gathering soon ballooned to nearly 60 people according to investigators.

"They invited themselves to this party and they started trouble when they got there, and they started trouble with people who were also uninvited to this party," said Chief Criminal Deputy Tony Bacala with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office.

The investigation led deputies to Gonzalez' home where they found a large amount of marijuana, guns and other drugs. Deputies arrested the teen's parents, Mark Shane Gonzalez, 44, and Rebecca Gonzalez, 43, charging them both with various drug and gun charges.

An additional 14-year old was also arrested for helping the teens after the shooting.

The person who was shot was treated and released from the hospital for a minor wound to the leg.

Deputies think the dangerous affair could have been avoided if the teens did not post the party on social media.

"That's always the danger when you post that you're gonna have a party or you're in the process of having a party, everyone who reads it, unfortunately we live in a society today where people seem to think it's posted and there's a party I must be invited and they go," said Bacala.

Deputies aren't charging the homeowners of the house where the party happened nor the hostess of the party because they don't think they were at fault and put the blame on the uninvited guests.

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