Louisiana Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting 3 Of His Siblings, Including A Catholic Priest, During Family Argument

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A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly shooting three siblings during a heated family dispute, according to police.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office (TPSO) deputies responded to a distress call from a trailer park near Ponchatoula following multiple gunshots shortly after 11:00 a.m. The caller reported witnessing around 15 gunshots and a wounded man lying on the road.

The suspect, 31-year-old Casey Hallford, allegedly retrieved a firearm from his bedroom, shot one of his siblings and pursued the remaining two into their bedrooms, where shot them as well, according to TPSO. All three victims were taken to a local hospital. Two have been discharged while the third remains in critical condition. (RELATED: REPORT: New York City Teen Declared Brain Dead After Being Shot In The Head)

Arianni Williams, 19, also allegedly fled the scene alongside Hallford. Williams’ role in the alleged shooting and its aftermath remains undisclosed, reported WVUE. The TPSO apprehended Hallford and Williams shortly after they attempted to flee into a nearby wooded area, the department wrote in a press release.

Hallford’s brother, Ryan Hallford, is a former pastor at Holy Family Catholic Church. He currently serves as the Executive Director of Mission Integration at St. Joseph’s Academy in Baton Rouge. He is reportedly in critical condition and is currently receiving treatment in an intensive care unit, reported WVUE.

“My experiences as a teacher, youth minister, caregiver and pastor have helped me simplify my life plans and realize I want to spend my life serving the family of the Church,” Ryan Hallford wrote in a St. Joseph’s Academy news post. “I look forward to journeying with the St. Joseph’s Academy community as we all strive to grow in our ability to love God and each other.”

Casey Hallford has been charged with three counts of attempted first-degree murder and one count of illegal discharge of a weapon, while Williams has been charged with three counts of being an accessory to attempted first-degree murder, according to TPSO.

TPSO did not immediately respond to Daily Caller’s request for comment.