4 shot, 2 dead in early morning incident in Cottonport

COTTONPORT, La. (KALB) - Two people are dead and two more were injured following a shooting incident early Sunday morning near the Avoyelles Parish Community of Cottonport.

The New Beginnings Club on Hwy. 29 near Cottonport. (Photo credit: KALB)

According to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office, the shooting took place around 2 a.m. Sunday at a 3846 Hwy. 29 in Cottonport, the location of a club listed as Club New Beginnings.

APSO reported getting several calls from that area. When they arrived at the scene, one man was dead, another was shot and driven to Bunkie General Hospital where he died. One more victim was taken to Rapides Regional in Alexandria for surgery on non-life threatening injuries. A fourth victim sustained a non-life threatening gunshot wound and sought treatment on his own. APSO said at least three of the victims were in their 20s.

There is no word yet on whether any arrests have been made. We will update this story as we get more information.

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