Update on two Sunday shootings in Jennings - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Update on two Sunday shootings in Jennings

UPDATE: One man has been arrested in one of the Sunday night shootings that happened in Jennings.

22-year-old Malcolm Lyons turned himself into the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office on Monday.

According to authorities, his name surfaced as a suspect in the shooting of Brandon Wilridge on Sunday night. Citizens in Jennings cooperated with authorities, and they were able to make an arrest in the shooting within 24 hours.

Wilridge remains hospitalized at a local hospital, but his condition is not seen as life threatening.

A second shooting incident remains under investigation Both of the victims in that incident remain in the hospital for treatment of non-life threatening wounds.

JENNINGS, LA (KPLC) - Jennings Police are investigating two separate shootings that sent at least three people to the hospital. The first took place around 7:35 p.m. Sunday on South Main Street. Police say the victim Brandon Wilridge was shot, but managed to make his way to a nearby bar to ask for help.

Acadian Ambulance transported Wildridge to Jennings American Legion Hospital then airlifted him to another area hospital. Police continue to look for witnesses in this case.

"We are trying to locate any witnesses. Anyone with information can call us. We are following up on any leads that we have got and it is just a matter of getting the information and getting all of the leads," said Jennings Police Chief Johnny Lassiter.  

The second shooting was reported to Police by officials at Jennings American Legion Hospital. Lassiter says two victims drove themselves to the hospital.  The shooting occurred in the 100 block of Mulkern Street. 

According to the victims they were sitting in their car in front of a residence when an unknown subject approached their car and attempted to gain entry, however the doors were locked.  The unknown subject then fired an unknown weapon through the driver's window striking the two victims sitting in the front seat of the car. 

The first victim is Indorna S. Malveaux, 19 years old of Jennings, and the second victim is Garrick Neil, 33 years old of Jennings.  A 16 year old juvenile was sitting in the rear seat and was uninjured. 

At this time authorities don't believe these two cases are related. Anyone with any information please contact the Jennings Police Department 337-821-5513  or the Jeff Davis Sheriff's Office at 337-824-3850.

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