On Saturday March 30, 2013 at 8:28 am the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a call of a shooting at the Plantation Inn in Bayou Vista, LA.
Upon arrival, deputies located an unresponsive male subject inside one of the motel rooms. Another subject, a 26 year old female from Bayou L'Ourse, was transported to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center by Acadian Ambulance.
The unresponsive male, identified as 36 year old Vernon Singleton of Morgan City, was pronounced deceased by the St. Mary Parish Coroner at the scene.
Detectives determined that, while inside the motel room, Singleton produced a handgun and shot the female victim in the face while she was lying next to him in the bed. Singleton then turned the gun on himself, inflicting a single fatal gunshot wound to the head. The female victim was able to leave the room and seek help at the front desk of the motel.
The victim was later transported to a hospital in New Orleans for treatment. Currently, she is in stable condition.
The case remains under investigation.
One man is dead and a woman is in the hospital after a shooting Saturday morning in a St. Mary Parish motel.
"The Saint Mary Parish Sheriff's Office did receive a call, a 911 call. Preliminary investigations prove that it is a shooting." said Traci Landry.
Police responded to the shooting, after receiving a call at 8:28 am. The investigation is still in the early stages, but Landry informed us that there were at least two people involved.
"Upon arrival we know that there was a female victim, she has now been transported to a New Orleans hospital with injuries, we also know there was a male subject that was found inside of one of the hotel rooms." said Landry.
The area was surrounded with family members and on-lookers, visibly shaken and distraught over the incident that occurred at the plantation hotel. Police last informed KLFY that the names of the victims are being withheld until further notice and they also say the motive is still under investigation.