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Two charged with attempted murder following shooting in Raceland

Two charged with attempted murder following shooting in Raceland

Kantrell Hogan and Brandi Johns, both age 26 of Raceland, were arrested for the attempted murder of a teenager following a shooting incident last week.

At around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11, deputies responded to the Alidore community in reference to reports of shots fired. Upon arrival, deputies discovered a teenage male victim had been shot twice, once in each leg.

Through investigation, detectives learned the victim was walking with friends in the area between Williams Street and Triple Oaks Drive when they were approached by a vehicle being driven by Johns.

Hogan, who was a passenger, exited the vehicle and began shooting in the direction of the juvenile who was struck by rounds once in each leg. The victim was initially transported to Ochsner St. Anne General Hospital in Raceland before being transferred to University Medical Center in New Orleans where he is currently recovering.

Deputies made contact with Johns and Hogan at a residence on Brocato Lane, and were found in possession of 1,023 MDMA pills, 12.3 grams of cocaine, and 9.4 grams of crack cocaine. They were taken into custody and transported to the Criminal Operations Center in Lockport for questioning. During questioning, both admitted to their involvement in the shooting incident.

Both were arrested and charged with attempted second-degree murder, as well as possession with the intent to distribute MDMA, cocaine, and crack cocaine. Bond amounts have not yet been set, and the investigation into this incident is continuing.