VINTON, La. — A Calcasieu Parish man is in jail in connection with the shooting of a man and a teenage girl at a party early Sunday morning in Vinton.
Jason R. Goodwin, Jr., 20, of Vinton, has been charged with two counts of attempted 2nd degree murder as well as a charge of illegal use of a weapon during a crime of violence according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office.
He is in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on a $550,000 bond the release said.
Goodwin is accused of shooting a man and a 13-year-old girl in addition to pointing a gun at several others and firing several more rounds during a party at a home on Toomey Road in Vinton the release said.
Deputies were dispatched to the home after an altercation was reported and upon arrival discovered the wounded man and teen the release said.
Both were take to Southwest Louisiana hospitals where their injuries were reported to not be life-threatening according to the release.
Witnesses at the home told deputies that Goodwin and another person got into a fight that led to Goodwin pulling a gun and pointing it at people the release said.
Witnesses told deputies that Goodwin then fired the gun, first striking the teenage girl and then striking the man.
As party goers began to run from the home Goodwin chased someone outside and continued to fire the gun several times according to witness accounts the release said.
He then ran from the scene but was found by deputies at a nearby RV park and arrested after a brief foot pursuit according to the release.
Deputies found the gun in a ditch near the home where the shootings happened.