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St. John investigators seek clues in weekend homicides

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LaPlace, La. -

Deputies in St. John Parish are investigating two separate homicides that occurred over the weekend. 

Investigators say two men were shot on Jefferson Street Sunday night.  They say 25-year-old Cornell Tuco died at the hospital.  Deputies say the other victim was shot in the thigh and is expected to recover.

Friday night in LaPlace, deputies say 22-year-old Travalen Narcisse was shot several times in the front seat of a car on Carmichael Court.  He died at the scene.

FOX 8 News received a press statement from St. John Sheriff Mike Tregre Monday afternoon, describing both homicides:

On Friday, January 25, 2013, at 11:48 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the area of Carmichael Court in LaPlace for the report gun shots. When deputies arrived, they found an unresponsive male subject with gunshot wounds lying in the front seat of a car where he succumbed to his injuries. The victim was identified as Travalen Narcisse, 22, of Carmichael Court. No one else was injured during this incident. No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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On Sunday, January 27, 2013, at 7:37 pm, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office Deputies responded to the 1600 block of Jefferson Street in LaPlace for the report of two subjects possibly shot lying in the street. When deputies arrived, one male subject was identified as an 18 year old who lives on Jefferson Street. He sustained a gunshot wound in the right thigh; he was alert and responsive. He was transported to a New Orleans area hospital for treatment.

A second male subject who sustained a gunshot wound was breathing but unresponsive. He was transported to River Parish Hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his injuries. He was identified as Cornell Tuco, 25, of Yorktowne Drive in LaPlace. No one else was injured during this incident. No other information is available at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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