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Mother and daughter shot during man's deadly rampage Sunday have 'long road ahead'

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BATON ROUGE - Two of four people hurt in an accused killer's violent rampage Sunday morning have a "long road" to recovery.

Jefferson United Methodist Church said on social media Sunday afternoon that two of the victims wounded in the crime spree were members of their congregation, Rachel and Debbie Tullos. The church said both were shot in the shoulder, and Debbie was also struck in the face.

           

Although both women are in the ICU waiting to have surgery Monday, family member Randy Rice said his sister-in-law Debbie is in worse condition. 

"One [bullet] grazed her head. Another hit her cheek, hit her tongue, and then broke her jaw, and then came out. And the bullet is lodged in her shoulder," Rice said.

The mother and daughter were sitting in the car, waiting on COVID-19 test results from an urgent care clinic off Highland Road, when the shooter opened fire on the vehicle. Rice said the car was shot at least six times

"I think the Lord had a hand in this because they were there to help and the ambulance got there very quickly. I think those two things may have saved their lives," Rice said. 

The suspected shooter, Aaron Morgan, was arrested Sunday after allegedly killing his grandmother, stabbing his mother, and shooting three people while stealing a car in a grocery store parking lot. 

Read more on Morgan's arrest here.

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