RESERVE, La. (WVUE) - Investigators in St. John the Baptist Parish have revealed the two men killed in a double shooting in Reserve were cousins - and both were targeted. The shooting happened shortly after midnight on Tuesday at the intersection of Airline Hwy. and Dupont St.
Investigators said they got a call into dispatch shortly after midnight about a vehicle in the ditch of that intersection.
When detectives got inside the found the bodies of 18-year-old Kerell Sanders and 20-year-old Kyron Perriloux. Sheriff Mike Tregre said he has surveillance video showing that this was a drive-by shooting.
He said the two men were traveling down Airline when the suspect’s vehicle pulled up and started shooting at the two cousins. Tregre says this was not random but instead says they were "hunted down.”
"These two guys were specifically targeted. They were hunted down and killed. I have video surveillance that shows some evidence of that but at this time we are in the very early stages of the investigation,” he said.
Tregre said since the incident he has only received one call but is asking the community for help solving this case.
Citizens with information about this incident that call Crimestoppers do not have to testify in court and may qualify for a cash reward. Citizens can also submit tips on the Sheriff’s Office website at http://stjohnsheriff.org/submitatip.php.