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Two arrested on attempted murder charges in DeQuincy

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Damonte Davon Gillespie. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center) Damonte Davon Gillespie. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)
DEQUINCY, LA (KPLC) -

Two DeQuincy residents are facing attempted murder charges in connection with a weekend shooting, authorities said.

DeQuincy Police Detective Tom Threet said a 15-year-old juvenile and Damonte Davon Gillespie, 17, are in custody and more arrests are possible.

Threet said authorities were contacted by DeQuincy Memorial Hospital early Sunday morning.

"We responded to a report of a gunshot victim," Threet said. "In the process of investigating the shooting, we have arrested Mr. Gillespie and the 15-year-old, who is believed to be the shooter."

The victim was treated and released from DeQuincy Memorial, Threet said.

The juvenile is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery, burglary, possession of a firearm in a gun-free zone, drug possession, criminal conspiracy and introducing contraband into a penal institution. No bond was set.

Gillespie is facing charges of attempted second-degree murder, armed robbery, theft over $500 and criminal conspiracy. His bond was set at $305,000.

Threet said the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information on the shooting should contact DeQuincy Police at 337-786-4000.

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