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Person of interest in custody in connection with fatal shooting
KOUNTZE-By: Leslie Rangel
"There was a man laying on the ground yelling, 'Help, I've been shot and sounded like he was in agony, didn't know at the time there was a lady laying on the porch," Lancaster says.
Police, less than two blocks away, immediately rushed to the home.
"We found a victim lying on the ground right beneath that SUV there and another victim on the front porch," Kountze Police Chief Paul Darks said.
The woman on the porch died at the scene. The man on the ground was taken to Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth in serious condition.
"I've never had anything this close to my home before," Lancaster says.
The neighbor told us he never expected violence at the home where he says a woman and her three children live.
"That's always the quietest home of all my neighbors. I see the kids getting on the school bus every morning, coming home every evening," Lancaster said.
Investigators tell us the woman who was killed had children in Kountze schools.
"I was informed school was on the lock down because the victim that was fatally shot had kids in school and of course they did put the school on lock down," Chief Darks said.
At about ten Monday morning, police took into custody a man they call a person of interest, but there was still no word on a possible motive.
"I'm hoping it's not the lady was there that I spoke to before it would strike a bit more to my heart because I've talked to her before," Lancaster said.
A quiet Monday morning that changed in a matter of seconds, with a woman dead and a man wondering if his neighbor was the victim.
"I see her leave in that minivan everyday like she's going to work, come home every evening so she didn't leave this morning," Lancaster said.
Police are not releasing the identity of the victims nor the man in jail.
They expect to file charges either tonight or tomorrow.