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TALLULAH, La. (KTVE/KARD) — The Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting that happened on Monday, July 4, 2022. According to Madison Parish Sheriff’s Office Investigator Brandon Wiltcher, deputies received a 911 call around 2:15 a.m. of a reported shooting in Tallulah on the Fourth of July.

The shooting happened on North Cedar Street at a Skating Rink. Deputies took a report that the several people got shot. When deputies arrived, they started investigating and discovered a verbal altercation happened in the parking lot after a party had ended. The verbal altercation escalated into people who drew and fired guns that struck multiple people.

According to Wiltcher, most of the gunshot wounds were grazed and not severe. The victims’ ages ranged between 19-years-old to 26-years-old.

The case is still under investigation, and arrests are pending.