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Police: At least 40 shots fired into Luling home in domestic incident

Scene of shooting in Luling. (Source: FOX 8 photo) Scene of shooting in Luling. (Source: FOX 8 photo)
LULING, LA (WVUE) -

A Luling man is in custody after allegedly opening fire on his father-in-law, armed with Molotov cocktails. The st Charles Parish Sheriff's Office says William Canada, 30, is now in jail after the shooting in the Ashton Plantation subdivision.

Sheriff's deputies are checking William Canada's Luling home for possible bombs after this Tuesday morning's incident.

Sheriff Greg Champagne says Canada is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan and suffered a head injury. Just recently, he became incredibly withdrawn and acted erratically before showing up at his in-laws house this morning, and opened fire.

The shooting happened on Lake Verret Drive at around 4 a.m. Canada's wife of two years, who had just filed for divorce, was staying there with her parents.

Monday night she was contacted by the sheriff's office saying that Canada was acted strangely when he contacted a woman in Chalmette who purchased his old house. This call prompted Canada's father-in-law to sleep in the family's living room overnight.

He woke up to find the Army vet standing on the porch with a Molotov cocktail and a can of gasoline. Deputies say Canada subsequently fired 40 rounds into the house, one of the shots hitting his father-in-law.

The 59 year-old fired back, but Canada got away. He was picked up by responding deputies about a mile away at the top of subdivision. At this hour deputies are searching Canada's home on Lake Carolyn Drive.

"We wanted to make sure residents were notified that they may see some bomb processing equipment. They may see a robot and equipment like that," Champagne said.

Canada is charged with three counts of attempted first degree murder. 

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