Homicide Investigation Unfolds at Scott St. and Shrewsbury Rd. in Jefferson Parish

Jefferson Parish, Louisiana – Three individuals residing in a makeshift homeless encampment in a wooded area of Jefferson Parish were discovered shot and killed on Wednesday morning, as confirmed by Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joe Lopinto.

The victims, two women and one man, were found inside tents with multiple gunshot wounds, creating a scene described by Lopinto as an apparent homicide. The bodies were found around 10:30 a.m. near the intersection of Scott St. and Shrewsbury Rd. in Jefferson.

Sheriff Lopinto mentioned that it appeared the victims had been living in the tents in that area, where the existence of such camps goes unnoticed until closely approached. Despite that, one nearby resident expressed shock upon learning about the tragic incident, emphasizing the typically quiet nature of their neighborhood.

An investigation into the circumstances surrounding the deaths is ongoing, with Sheriff Lopinto suspecting that the tents had been there for some time. The lack of significant decomposition suggested that the deaths were relatively recent.

As the authorities work to uncover more details, this remains a developing story with updates to be provided as new information becomes available. Those seeking the latest news on the incident are encouraged to stay connected with local sources for updates.