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Identities released in Jennings shooting

Posted: 3:44 PM, Oct 17, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-17 19:24:29-04
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JENNINGS, La. - The identities of the suspect and victim in a Jennings shooting have been released.

The shooting happened around 9:00 p.m. Wednesday on West Street, according to Police Chief Danny Semmes.

"We feel like it was related to a drug transaction taking place," Semmes said.

Steven John Edwards is accused of shooting through the back window of a vehicle. Semmes said the bullets barely missed a 3-year-child who was in backseat, but struck both adults. Dwight Breaux, 42 of Welsh, died from his injuries. The other victim is recovering from injuries.

Edwards was booked on charges of first degree murder (one count) and attempted first degree murder (two counts).