Terrytown shooting is victim well-known to police

Terrytown shooting is victim well-known to police

TERRYTOWN, LA (WVUE) - Jefferson Parish investigators said the surviving victim of a Tuesday night double shooting in Terrytown is well-known to police.

Charles Gumms, 20, staggered into a convenience store at about 10:30 p.m. and collapsed with multiple gunshot wounds. He was taken to University Hospital in critical condition. The second victim, 18-year-old Shamyra Plummer of Marrero, was found shot to death in Gumms' car.

Sheriff's investigators said the two were shot in the 2100 block of Esplanade Place in Terrytown, and then Gumms drove himself and Plummer to Brothers Food Mart in the 2000 block of Carol Sue Avenue. They believe Gumms was the intended target.

Jefferson Parish sheriff's spokesman Col. John Fortunato said investigators are very familiar with the Gumms family. Charles Gumms' brother, Charlie, is in jail.

"Because Charlie Gumms, his brother, is actually in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center," Fortunato said. "He was involved in a multi shooting incident in 2013 on Lapalco Boulevard, where a number of children were shot in that incident."

As for Charles Gumms, Fortunato recounted his previous arrests.

"With a prior criminal history of arrests for second-degree murder, numerous counts of aggravated battery, possession of firearms, resisting arrests on multiple counts, possession of marijuana during the use of firearm, possession of narcotics, illegal carrying of a weapon, possession of stolen firearms and setting fire in a correctional facility on three separate occasions," Fortunato said.

He said the list continues with several arrests as a juvenile.

The relationship between Gumms and the woman who was found dead in his car is not known.

Anyone with information is asked to contact detectives at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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