UPDATE, 11/8/23, 11 a.m.: The identities of the victims of the shootings have been released.

In Sunset, the murder victim is identified as Tiffany Miller of the Opelousas area. The suspect of the homicide and victim of suicide is identified as Joshua Alfred of the Lafayette area. Iberville Parish detectives said a note was left by Alfred concerning his former girlfriend which confirmed this was a case of murder/suicide.  

In Opelousas, a verbal confrontation occurred at a residence between the homeowner’s father, former police officer Tim Ledee, and the homeowner’s girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend, Thomas Breckney, authorities said. The argument escalated whereby the parties both produced weapons and fired at each other. Ledee succumbed to his injuries on scene and Breckney transported himself to a local hospital for treatment. Breckney is still being treated for injuries as a result of the altercation. Detectives are still gathering information on the motive and facts surrounding the incident.  

ORIGINAL STORY: ST. LANDRY PARISH, La. (KLFY) — Three people have died in two separate shootings in St. Landry Parish.

St. Landry Parish authorities said the first shooting occurred in Sunset in which a woman was reported be to shot and killed by her boyfriend. The man then fled the scene and drove to the Basin Bridge where he killed himself, according to officials.

The identities of the two individual have not been released.

The second shooting was in Opelousas, where authorities said a woman’s boyfriend and father exchanged gunfire, killing the father. The boyfriend was shot in the head and drove himself to the hospital, according to authorities.

Neither of the individuals have been named. Officers said the boyfriend will face arrest and charges once released.

The shootings are still under investigation and updates will be provided as information is released.

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