UPDATE (November 18, 2019): 

More information has been released regarding the shooting in DeRidder yesterday right around no on. The DeRidder Police Department has identified the shooter as 44 year old Marquee Johnson of DeRidder. It is indicated that Johnson was involved in a fight last week that may have involved one of the victims. Both victims are in area hospitals and are reported as being in stable condition.


Just before noon Sunday, November 17, 2019, DeRidder Police responded to reports of a drive by shooting around Martin Luther King Drive and Cedar Street.

Upon arrival they found two people in a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds. The victims were transported to the hospital for treatment and the Police were investigating the incident when it was learned that the suspected shooter had shot himself in another vehicle nearby.

The shooter was transported to Beauregard Heath System where he died a short time later.

The victims of the shooting were, at last report, still undergoing treatment. The names of the victims have not been released at this time.


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