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Zydeco Musician and teen injured in shooting at Louisiana Mudfest

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The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that injured two people Saturday morning

Posted: Aug 2, 2021 9:21 AM

Colfax (KALB)- The Grant Parish Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that injured two people Saturday morning. According to Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain, a shooting took place at Louisiana Mudfest during a Zydeco concert around 1 a.m.

McCain says multiple people started shooting in the crowd and at the stage. The performer, who was identified by his wife as Chris Ardoin, and a 14-year-old were shot. They have moderate injuries.

GPSO is looking for suspects. They say they believe from talking with witnesses that two black males were involved, one wearing a red shirt and another wearing a blue shirt. They also say there may have been a third shooter.

GPSO processed the scene until about 4 a.m. this morning and found roughly 20 shell casings.

McCain said as the crowd was dispersing, they received a 911 call about two people standing on a vehicle.

“There were hundreds of vehicles trying to leave at once, when we received a 911 call that there were two people with guns that jumped onto the running boards of a vehicle that were trying to leave,” said McCain.

Those two were arrested. Sheriff McCain said they are:

AJONTAE BROWN
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM X2

ZACHARY THOMAS
AGGRAVATED ASSAULT WITH A FIREARM X2

GPSO does NOT know yet if those two suspects were involved in the earlier shooting.

The event scheduled for Saturday night was cancelled.

If you have any information about the people responsible for the shootings, please call 627-3261 or the information can be submitted anonymously to grantso.org

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