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Two killed, two wounded in Lutcher shooting

LUTCHER, La. (AP) – Two people are dead and two injured in a Christmas Eve quadruple shooting west of New Orleans.

NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports it happened about 11:30 p.m. in St. James Parish. Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Lutcher and Gramercy police departments responded to a call of a shooting in Lutcher. When they arrived, authorities found four people shot.

One of the victims, 20-year-old Thaddeus Watis, of Convent, died of a gunshot wound at the scene. A second victim, 23-year-old Dedrick Paul Green, Jr., also from Convent, was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Two others, a 25-year-old man from Vacherie and a 15-year-old boy from Lutcher, are listed in guarded condition. Their names were not released.

A motive for the shooting remains unclear.

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