A dispute over an “ex” ended with a man accidentally shooting himself and then his foe in Marrero early Monday evening, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.
Both men were shot near St. Ann Street and the West Bank Expressway about 5:30 p.m.
“Apparently, it was an issue involving two individuals over an ‘ex’ situation. And when the perpetrator approached the victim, an argument ensued,” said Col. John Fortunato, a Sheriff’s Office spokesman.
“The perpetrator pulled out a firearm, and it accidentally discharged, striking him in the leg,” Fortunato said. Deputies believe the gunman then shot the other man three times.
Both men were taken to hospitals; their wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Authorities had not announced the shooter’s name as of Monday evening.