Louisiana shooting leaves 5 dead; suspect at large

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Louisiana, USA Updated: Jan 27, 2019, 09:11 AM(IST)

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21-year-old Dakota Theriot is suspected to have killed his parents, Elizabeth and Keith Theriot, both 50 years old, in Gonzalez town, Ascension Parish Sheriff`s Office stated.

Five people have been confirmed dead in a succession of shootings in Louisiana on Saturday (local time), law enforcement authorities confirmed.

According to CNN, two shootings took place in Louisiana- in Ascension and Livingston parishes.

21-year-old Dakota Theriot is suspected to have killed his parents, Elizabeth and Keith Theriot, both 50 years old, in Gonzalez town, Ascension Parish Sheriff`s Office stated.

He is also suspected to have killed three people in the neighbouring Livingston Parish, where victims Billy, Summer and Tanner Earnest were found dead earlier, Livingston Parish Sheriff`s office said.

Dakota has been charged with two counts of first-degree murder, illegal use of weapons and home invasion.

Investigators are currently ascertaining the motive behind the shootings.

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