Authorities in St. Tammany Parish are investigating a shooting that took place on Tuesday, December 8 in the Lacombe area.

According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office, the shooting left a total of two people dead and three others injured.

Deputies were called to a residence on Tuesday morning shortly after 10 am. The homeowner told deputies that he shot at four men after they entered his home armed with guns.

Two of the men were pronounced dead at the scene. The two other men were transported to a local hospital where they are being treated for gunshot wounds.

A four-year-old child who lives in the home was also struck. The child was transported to a local hospital and thankfully is expected to make a full recovery.

"While it is always tragic anytime there is a loss of life," St. Tammany Sheriff Randy Smith said, "I am pleased that due to the rapid response time of our deputies all parties that were involved in this isolated incident have been accounted for."

The investigation remains ongoing and additional information will be released once it becomes available.

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