2 people injured in Gonzales shooting; suspect arrested

Jerome Bergeron
Jerome Bergeron(Gonzales Police Department)
Published: Aug. 9, 2022 at 3:48 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 12, 2022 at 9:47 AM CDT
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GONZALES, La. - Authorities have arrested a man for a shooting that left two people injured in Gonzales.

According to officials, the Gonzales Police Department and State Police Taskforce arrested Jerome Bergeron, 20, of Gonzales, on Friday morning, Aug. 12, at an apartment complex in Baton Rouge. He was charged with two counts of attempted second-degree murder.

The shooting occurred around 7:25 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 8, on South Abe Street, reports say.

When officers arrived, they found one victim suffering from a gunshot wound, who was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries. A second individual arrived at the hospital to be treated for a gunshot wound and was later released, reportedly.

According to witnesses, four individuals were walking down Abe Street when a dark-colored 4-door sedan sped towards them. The driver then exited the vehicle and began shooting at the individuals.

This case is still under investigation.

If anyone has information related to this case, contact Gonzales Police Department at 255-647-9583.

You can also report anonymously at www.gonzalespd.org.

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