On Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 12:26 am, St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the area near Central Avenue and East 3rd Street in Reserve for the report of gunshots heard and the report of a man asking for help at a house on East 1st Street. Responding deputies located a 38-year-old Reserve man with a gunshot wound to his leg on the porch of a house in the 100 block of East 1st Street. Emergency medical services transported the wounded man to an area hospital for medical treatment. His current condition is unknown.
Less than a half hour later, another man with a gunshot wound, a 32- year-old from Reserve, walked in the Ochsner River Parish emergency room for medical treatment. He sustained a gunshot wound to his back. His current condition is unknown.
The investigation revealed to investigators that both men were injured during a shooting that took place at the corner of Central Avenue and Highway LA 44 in Reserve. Neither victim was cooperative with investigators during the investigation.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office TIPS line at 985-359-TIPS or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111. Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.