Natchitoches Police Dept. officers responded to the 900 block of Short Seventh Street around 10:17 p.m. Jan. 27 in reference to a disturbance. Upon arrival they located Larry Batiste, b/m, 41, and Hiram Phillips Jr., b/m, 35, both of Natchitoches, and a female suffering from gunshot wounds.
Batiste and Phillips Jr. were pronounced deceased as a result of their injuries. The female was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center and later to a hospital in Shreveport where she is listed in severe condition.
The Natchitoches Police Department will release more details as they become available.
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