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2 Shot, 1 Killed In Hammond Home Invasion

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office investigates a fatal home invasion.
/ Source: WDSU.com

WDSU .com

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office investigated a fatal home invasion Sunday morning.

Police responded to a report of the invasion on South Baptist Road in Hammond at about 1:20 a.m. While en route, dispatch told police that three men had broke into the home and two people had been shot.

When the officers arrived, they surrounded the home and said they saw forced entry.

Deputy David Copeland forcibly made entry through the front door to find the victims. Police said Copeland found 72-year-old Anthony Lamonte shot and his wife, 68-year-old Grace Lamonte, shot and killed.

Anthony Lamonte was taken to a New Orleans hospital, where he is reportedly in stable condition.

During the course of the investigation, deputies said they've discovered that three men, two of whom were wearing light-colored T-shirts, invaded the Lamontes' home and shot them.

TPSO detectives, along with the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab, thoroughly processed the home for evidence. The investigation in ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact Crime Stoppers at 800-554-5245 or the TPSO at 985-902-2030.

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