A tragic incident occurred at St. Helena College & Career Academy in Greensburg, Louisiana, on Tuesday, resulting in the death of a student and another student taken into custody after a shooting. The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office reported the incident around 3 p.m., and at least two other individuals were transported to local hospitals for treatment, although their conditions were not immediately available.
The alleged shooter, a juvenile and a student at the school, has been arrested, according to Sheriff Nat Williams. Charges will be disclosed at a later time as the investigation unfolds. Authorities have not determined a motive for the shooting.
The suspected shooter is 14 years old.
The school district has not yet commented on the incident or announced whether classes will resume as usual on the following day. Further details may emerge as the investigation progresses.
In another incident, in the early hours of Tuesday, a man who had barricaded himself atop a parking garage in downtown Sacramento, California, died after being shot by police following a standoff, according to the Sacramento Police Department. The incident began around 1 a.m. when the man was reported in the Downtown Plaza West parking garage at Third and L streets, reportedly armed with a silver gun.
Three separate 911 callers informed the police that the man had approached them with the weapon after they exited an elevator in the parking garage. Later, it was revealed that the man had pointed the gun, identified as a revolver, at security guards.
Officers quickly located the man in the parking garage, situated west of Macy’s department store and the Downtown Commons area, and east of Interstate 5. A police drone was deployed for surveillance, and the Police Department’s SWAT team and crisis negotiators were called to the scene as they attempted to persuade the suspect to surrender.
According to Sgt. Carlos Martinez, a spokesperson for the Sacramento police, the armed man fired multiple gunshots as officers were negotiating with him. At one point, the gunman pointed his weapon at an officer, prompting a SWAT officer to open fire in response. Martinez explained that when someone displays a firearm at officers, their primary objective is to neutralize the threat.
Following the shooting, officers provided immediate medical assistance to the injured man, but he was ultimately pronounced dead by firefighters.