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Lake Charles Police investigating three weekend deaths

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) -

Lake Charles Police are working their third death investigation this weekend. The latest death happened Sunday evening at 3214 Louisiana Avenue.

According to Deputy Chief Mark Kraus, the victim died from a gunshot wound. No word on if the victim was male or female.

Neighbors tell 7News that they heard an altercation in the street before hearing shouts and screams. Police arrived on the scene.  

The second death happened at 1700 2nd Street, apartment 1004. Kraus confirmed the victim died from an apparent stabbing.

Details in that investigation are also still coming, but neighbors tell us it resulted from an altercation between two women and a man. Neighbors tell us the man was stabbed by one of the females in self-defense.

This all comes after Friday's murder of a Lake Charles woman.

Dustin Pleasant, 26, was arrested for second-degree murder. The crime happened Friday around 8:30 p.m. at the intersection of Melvin Lane and Alma Lane. The body of a woman was found by officers.

Family members tell 7 News that Brittany Grosse-Pryor was the victim from Friday. Brittany was a student at McNeese State University and worked at Big Daddy's Sports Grill in Lake Charles.

Family members tell us that the suspect, Dustin Pleasant, and Brittany were co-workers. 

"She was a good kid who loved her family and loved spending time with them," her aunt said. 

Police haven't told us what kind of weapon was used or what exactly happened. They say more details will be released at a news conference on Monday, Dec. 3. It starts at 3 p.m.

7 News will continue to follow this story.

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