One dead, three injured in Hahnville retaliation shooting, sheriff says

Published: Jul. 27, 2022 at 6:53 PM CDT
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HAHNVILLE, La. (WVUE) - A quadruple shooting in Hahnville left one person dead and three others injured Wednesday evening.

According to St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office, around 5:50 p.m., deputies responded to a call of a subject shot in the 300 block of Sycamore Street in Hahnville.

Around 6:17 p.m., four people were found with gunshot wounds, ages 20, 19, and 16. The deceased victim was identified as 20-year-old Jerome Cunningham, Jr.

20-year-old Christian Marshall was wounded by gunfire and his condition has not been confirmed by medical staff. 19-year-old Kendell Williams was wounded by gunfire and is in stable condition.

The 16-year-old juvenile was also wounded by gunfire and is in stable condition.

A neighbor tells FOX 8 he heard at least 10 gunshots.

“We’ve never had anything like this happen before,” Mike Sims says. “My neighbors lived here 40 years, he’s never seen anything like this before. And now it’s scaring us. It’s scaring me.”

A spokesperson for the sheriff’s office says if those with information do not come forward, “it is quite likely more innocent people will be injured or killed.”

Officials believe the shooting is in retaliation for a double shooting that happened last Sunday, July 24, 2022, around 8 p.m. along La Highway 3127 between Taft and Hahnville.

In that shooting, Davin Labranche, 25, was found dead inside of a vehicle. Jalen Jupiter, 20, was laying on the ground in the roadway and transported to a hospital for treatment.

Deputies say shots were exchanged between someone in Labranch’s car and an unknown second vehicle.

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