UPDATE: Suspect arrested in Church Point on attempted murder and assault

(Church Point Warrants Division via Facebook)

CHURCH POINT (KLFY)-  One suspect has been arrested in connection to recent gunfire that forced to Church Point Middle on lock down last week, authorities said.

With assistance from the Rayne Police Department, Church Point Officer located and arrested Royel Wheeler on Oct. 4.

Wheeler remains in the Acadia Parish Jail on attempted second degree murder and aggravated assault charges. He is being held on a $245,000 bond.

ORIGINAL: Two shooting incidents in two consecutive days prompted authorities temporarily lock down Church Point Middle School on Friday morning.

The school has since reopened, Church Point Police Chief Albert Veneble told KLFY. No injuries were reported.

On Thursday, shots were fired near Mona Edwards St., Veneble said. On Friday morning, shots were reportedly fired near Briscoe Road and South Main Street near the school campus.

Both incidents remain under investigation this afternoon. Suspects have been identified and arrest warrants are being processed, the chief said.


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