ST. FRANCISVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Five people are locked up tonight after being named suspects in the St. Francisville double murder.
The investigation is ongoing as law enforcement work to find new clues in the case.
Carol Ellis lives near where the shooting happened on Tunica Trace. She said it all happened so fast. She was in her home watching TV when the gun shots rang out around 3:00 Saturday morning.
"All of a sudden I heard 'boom, boom, boom' and ran outside and seen somebody running out the front door but couldn't see anything. I heard a female voice and they took off," she said.
Ellis immediately called 9-1-1 and raced over to check on her neighbor, but when she got inside Clinton Nicholson and Brian Mooney were already dead, shot multiple times. She said the home was a total mess.
"It was disgusting - just horrible," she said.
West Feliciana Sheriff's deputies have arrested five people in connection with the crime.
Three women, Kylie Jackson, Raven Majoria and Lindsey Dooley are all charged with principle to first degree murder after being picked up Saturday once investigators say they fled to Ascension Parish.
The two men, Paul Bourque and Kristofer Cockerham are each charged with two counts of first degree murder after turning themselves in early Sunday morning to Lafayette Police.
A motive for the shooting remains a mystery but investigators say all five suspects drove to the home with some sort of plan. While it is not clear who fired the fatal shots, they believe each one of them played some role in the murders.
"We do believe that all of the vehicle occupants had full knowledge of the crime that was taking place whether they were in the vehicle at the time or inside the residence," said Erin Foster WFPSO spokesperson.
As detectives continue to question the suspects, they believe more answers will come soon.
"We're still gathering facts and details about exactly what happened but we just aren't sure if we have everything at this point or if we could uncover more details," Foster added.
Detectives say more arrests in the case are possible.
Anyone with additional information about the shooting is urged to call the West Feliciana Sheriff's Office. The number is (225) 782-3136.