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Donaldsonville mayor taking action after violent block parties, shootings
DONALDSONVILLE - Deputies are still looking to arrest those responsible for a shooting that left five people hurt after a block party Friday night.
The Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office got the call shortly after 10 p.m. about two people shot near the corner of Elizabeth St. and Front St. About 20 minutes later, deputies responded to another shooting a block west at the corner of Maginnis St. and First St.
Five victims were rushed to a hospital in the area.
One was transported by Airmed to a Baton Rouge hospital, and two were transported from a hospital in Donaldsonville to New Orleans for special gunshot wound care. Of the two transported to New Orleans, one was taken by Airmed, the other was taken in an ambulance. Another victim was taken to a hospital in Donaldsonville by ambulance.
On Monday, the sheriff's office said the ages of the victims were 25, 16, 26, 34, and 24. Three are said to be in stable condition, and the remaining two have been released from the hospital.
Law enforcement agencies from surrounding parishes and jurisdictions rushed to the scene to assist APSO.
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi said their deputies responded to Prevost Memorial to help with crowd control after dozens of people followed the victims there.
Gonzales Police appeared to help corner off a large perimeter surrounding the scene of the shootings.
The victims have not been identified.
Mayor of Donaldsonville Leroy Sullivan told WBRZ that this is the second block party in two weeks and that they are going to start looking in to and possibly cracking down on block parties. " The safety of the citizens is the top priority," Mayor Sullivan said.
Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 225-621-4636.
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