Two people are injured in separate shootings in Covington

Covington, La. - Covington Police detectives are investigating two separate shootings that appear to be unrelated. The first happened around midnight. The victim, a 19-year-old woman told police she was sitting on a car at West 32nd Ave. and North Filmore St. when a car drove by and started shooting at her. She was struck once in the leg with a large caliber bullet. She was treated and released from St. Tammany Parish Hospital. Police are still working in leads in the case. The victim was so upset she could not describe the shooter's vehicle.

The other shooting around 5:00 am Wednesday morning. The Covington Police Department was contacted by St. Tammany Parish Hospital in reference to a 26-year-old man who showed up at the hospital with a gunshot wound to the face. Officers were unable to question the victim as doctors were working on him when officers arrived. Victim is still in critical condition at this time.

Detectives believe the second shooting happened in the parking lot by Lobelia Alley and Purslane in Covington. The victim's girlfriend told Officers she came home and found her boyfriend shot, then drove him to the hospital. Police say the shooting may be drug related as officers recovered drugs from the scene.

The Covington Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of the individuals responsible. Please call 985-892-8500 if you have any information involving this case.