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May 16, 2012 10:28 AM by AP

Convent man arrested in fatal shooting

VACHERIE, La. (AP) - St. James Parish deputies have arrested a Convent man in connection with a shooting at the Magnolia Housing Complex in Vacherie that left one man dead and a woman wounded.

Sheriff Willy Martin tells The Advocate 26-year-old Joseph Monroe Johnson was booked Monday with first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder.

Martin says deputies responding to a 911 call early Friday and found 39-year-old Aaron Jones and 34-year Christina Gale with gunshot wounds.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene and Gale was treated at a hospital and released.

The motive for the shooting remains unknown.

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