The St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating a shooting that occurred on Elm Street in Luling just before 7:00 a.m. today (Nov. 20).
According to the sheriff’s office, 911 calls related to a male subject outside of a residence on Elm Street in Luling firing a rifle several times were received.
“Deputies arrived on scene within minutes and established a perimeter around 30 Elm Street, where the subject was seen entering the residence,” a release stated. “By 7:07 a.m., deputies were able to make contact with the subject and safely took him into custody.”
Officials said although this is still an active and ongoing investigation, it is believed that the suspect, a 36-year-old Luling resident, was “intoxicated and possibly on some type of hallucinogen narcotic that led to his dangerous behavior.”
St. Charles Parish Sheriff Greg Champagne said this is an isolated incident with only one suspect, who is currently in custody.
“There is no other preserved threat to the public,” Champagne said. “Although some neighboring residences sustained damage related to the gunfire, there are no reports of any injuries associated with the incident.”
Anyone with information about the incident or anyone who has witnessed any suspicious activity and/or has any video surveillance near the area are urged to contact Detective Amanda Buchanan at 985-783-1135 or contact 985-783-6807.