Deputies investigate 2 slayings in Harvey

Published: May. 21, 2013 at 3:22 PM CDT
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HARVEY, La. (AP) - Jefferson Parish sheriff's detectives are seeking information about the deaths of a man found in a Harvey field and another man shot once in the chest inside his garage two miles away.

Col. John Fortunato says there are no indications that the slayings, which occurred within two hours of one another Monday night, are linked. Deputies were called to investigate reports of gunfire and found the victim lying dead in a nearby open field.

The victim has been identified as 22-year-old Larry Wix, of Harvey. Just before midnight, dispatchers sent deputies back into the same neighborhood on reports of a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

Fortunato says they found 23-year-old Robert Casbon lying in the garage of his home. He died several hours later at a New Orleans hospital.

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