Juvenile in custody following Cottonport fatal shooting


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

KALB went to New Beginnings on Monday and spoke to the owner who didn't want to go on camera but says the club has been open for the past 20 years.

He told us the club is only open one day a week and people typically come to play dominoes.

The owner says he believes the people involved are from Mansura and says he believes the feud began elsewhere sometime during the week.

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A male juvenile is in custody following a fatal shooting in Cottonport on Sunday morning, according to the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office.

APSO says a 16-year-old male is charged with one count of first degree murder and two counts of attempted first degree murder. He will have a hearing on Tuesday and possibly transferred to "adult court", in which he would be charged as an adult.

More charges are possible, pending autopsy results. More arrests are also likely.

The shooting took place around 2 a.m. Sunday at 3846 Hwy. 29 in Cottonport, the location of a club listed as Club New Beginnings.

Two victims are deceased. One had multiple gunshot wounds and the other victim's death will be released after the autopsy. Two other victims were shot and survived - one underwent surgery on Sunday and is being treated, the other received treatment at a local hospital.

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