Vigil held for Christmas Eve shooting victims in Lutcher
LUTCHER - A vigil was held Wednesday night for the victims of a quadruple shooting that occurred on Christmas Eve. The shooting killed two people, and injured a man and a teenager.
The vigil was held at Our Lady of Prompt Succor Chapel at 7 o'clock Wednesday night. A prayer service was led by Deacon Alfred Adams of St. Michael in Convent.
Of the four people shot, none were older than 25; the youngest was just 15 years old. The teenager and a 25-year-old survived the shooting. Wednesday night, the teen was released from the hospital.
Thaddeus Watis, 20, and Dedrick Paul Green, Jr., 23, died. Watis was identified as being a football player at Arkansas Baptist College and was home for Christmas break.
The shooting happened at a party following the popular Festival of the Bonfires along the levee in St. James Parish. The gunfire erupted outside of a bar known as the Neighborhood Lounge on Main Street.
Law enforcement arrived to reports of wild gunfire and found the four shot. One victim died at the scene – the other at the hospital.
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