3 dead, 1 injured in what appears to be murder-suicide shooting in St. Helena Parish

3 killed, 1 injured in apparent murder-suicide in Greensburg; family reacts

GREENSBURG, La. (WAFB) - The St. Helena Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting scene in which three people were killed and one was injured.

Officials with the sheriff’s office say they responded to the shooting at a home in the 600 block of Self Road in Greensburg around 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27.

A spokesperson with the sheriff’s office says there’s no gunman on the loose, but that the believed shooter is one of those who was shot.

“It’s so hard for all of us, because this ain’t never happened to us," said Linda Myles, whose three family members were shot and killed.

Family members identified two of the deceased victims to WAFB’s Lester Duhé as Eddie Carter, 44, and Tyrone Carter, 48.

Family members tell WAFB Eddie Carter (right) and Tyrone Carter (left) were shot and killed by their cousin in Greensburg, La. on May 27, 2020. The shooter also shot and killed himself, according to family members.
Family members tell WAFB Eddie Carter (right) and Tyrone Carter (left) were shot and killed by their cousin in Greensburg, La. on May 27, 2020. The shooter also shot and killed himself, according to family members. (Source: Viewer submitted photo)

Both Eddie and Tyrone were cousins and were shot and killed by another relative, according to family members. The shooter has been identified by family members as William Moore, 23. Eddie was William’s uncle, and Tyrone was William’s cousin.

Vandarius Carter, 23, was also shot in the arm and is expected to survive, family members say.

Moore’s mother says he shot the others, then shot and killed himself. The mother also says she believes her son was off his medication at the time.

William Moore, 23, is believed to have shot three people, then himself Wednesday, May 27 in Greensburg.
William Moore, 23, is believed to have shot three people, then himself Wednesday, May 27 in Greensburg. (Source: Family)

“Then, by the time the police pulled up here, he shot himself in the head,” said Virginia Moore, William’s mother.

The family now has to bury three loved ones, all related to each other, at one time.

“My heart is broken. I don’t know what to do. My head hurts, my heart hurts. We just need everybody to pray for us and our family because it’s sad,” said Myles.

The investigation is ongoing.

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