The sheriff said the man tried to steal two cars, shooting a man in the first and two women in the second, before taking a third vehicle that had been parked with its engine running.
Gautreaux said the shootings took place in front of a medical center, and staff were able to provide care to the victims before emergency services took them to the hospital. They are in stable condition, 彼は言った.
Deputies found the suspect a short time later, and he abandoned his vehicle and fled on foot.
“He got out and there was a short foot pursuit. Deputies fired at the subject after he brandished a gun and pointed it towards them. It’s unclear at this time whether he fired a shot or not. The deputies fired their weapons at him, striking him twice, Gautreaux said.
The suspect is in stable condition at the hospital, Gautreaux said.