Police: 4 dead after Louisiana shootings, 3 injured
by Stacey Plaisance, Associated Press
December 27, 2013 10:55 AM | 502 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This undated photo provided by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office shows Ben Freeman. Freeman is the suspect in an attack that involved his former in-laws and the head of a hospital where he'd worked on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office)
This undated photo provided by the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office shows Ben Freeman. Freeman is the suspect in an attack that involved his former in-laws and the head of a hospital where he'd worked on Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, authorities said. (AP Photo/Lafourche Parish Sheriff Office)
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HOUMA, La. (AP) — Authorities say all three survivors of a shooting rampage in south Louisiana remain hospitalized, with two in critical condition. Four other people, including the gunman, are dead.

Brennan Matherne (muh-THERN), a spokesman for the Lafourche (luh-FOOSH') Parish Sheriff's Office, says investigators in Lafourche and Terrebonne (TEHR-uh-bohn) parishes are still working to learn the motive and piece together the sequence of events Thursday.

Authorities say 38-year-old Ben Freeman was embroiled in a custody fight with his ex-wife. He killed himself after attacking his current wife, his former in-laws and his onetime boss at a hospital that fired him.

Freeman's wife, former mother-in-law and the hospital administrator are dead.

Matherne says Parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux and his daughter Andrea are in critical condition after surgery early Thursday in New Orleans.



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