Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports that on Saturday, August 21, 2010
, at approximately 10:26PM, APSO Dispatchers received a 911 call concerning a disturbance at the Country Estates Trailer Park in the 2400 Block of Hwy 308 in Labadieville. As deputies were responding to the complaint, dispatchers began receiving additional calls concerning a shooting at the same location.
Upon arrival, at the trailer park deputies discovered three gunshot victims who were identified as Joshua Edmond 19, Christopher Tyler 21, and Nichol Tyler 19. The victims reported that minutes earlier they were standing outside of their residence talking when they were approached by a neighbor, Lynell Allen 28, who started a physical altercation with Edmond. Edmond defended himself resulting in Lynell Allen being thrown to the ground. After the altercation, Lynell left and walk to her mobile home which is located a short distance from the victim's residence.
Shortly thereafter Lynell returned accompanied by her two brothers Brock Mclaughlin 22 and Lionel Allen 27. After a brief verbal confrontation Lynell and her brothers walked back to her residence.
Within minutes, Mclaughlin and Lionel Allen emerged from the residence and returned to where the victims' were standing. At this time Mclaughlin produced a sawed off 12ga shotgun and fired twice at the victims striking Edmond and Christopher Tyler in the arm and Nichol Tyler in the leg. Mclaughlin and Lionel Allen then fled from the trailer park on foot.
The victims were subsequently transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center where they were treated and released.
Deputies located Lynell Allen at her residence and placed her under arrest for Distubing the Peace by fighting and Simple Battery on Edmond. Mclaughlin and Lionel Allen remain at large. Both subjects have listed addresses in the Thibodaux and Houma areas.
Arrest warrants will be obtained for Mclaughlin and Lionel Allen for three counts of Attempted First Degree Murder.