UNION PARISH, La. (Union Parish Sheriff's Office) - Update: Louis Cross has been arrested, according to the Union Parish Sheriff's Office. He was booked on two counts of attempted second-degree murder after the shooting two men at Lake D’Arbonne State Park on Sunday. Cross was arrested in Ruston.
Authorities have confirmed that one of the victims, Dana Cross, is the suspect's brother. Both victims are expected to survive.
Two people were shot and airlifted to separate hospitals after a shooting happened early Sunday morning at D'Arbonne State Park.
One of the two men, Dana Cross, is thought to be the brother to the suspected shooter, who is being sought by Union Parish sheriff’s deputies.
The suspected shooter has been identified as Louis S. Cross, 30, of Ruston.
Sheriff Dusty Gates identified the other wounded man as Terrance Cortez Rollins. He said both of the wounded men are in their mid to late 20s.
“The shooting occurred at the end of a birthday party that was being attended by a group from the Ruston area. (Louis Cross) was arguing with another man when the shooting started. As far as we know, the two who were shot were not involved in the argument,” Gates said.
Detectives say Cross was first taken to Union General Hospital and later airlifted to LSU Health Sciences Center-Shreveport with a wound to his upper chest. Rollins was first taken to Lincoln General Hospital and then transferred to Rapides General Hospital in Alexandria with an abdomen wound.
Detectives believe that a handgun was used in the shooting. A warrant has been issued for Louis Cross on two counts of attempted second-degree murder. His bond will be $750,000.
Gates said that Louis Cross has a long criminal history and has spent much of his life in prison. “I understand (Louis Cross) was shot himself in an incident several months ago,” the sheriff said.