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Louisiana shootings: Four dead, three injured in rampage in South Louisiana

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A round of Louisiana shootings have left four people dead and three others injured after a custody fight between two people. NBC reported on Dec. 27, 2013, that a male nurse stuck in a custody fight with his ex-wife attacked his former in-laws, onetime boss at a hospital that fired him, and his current wife in a shooting rampage that went across two Louisiana parishes.

All three survivors have been hospitalized as two of them are in critical condition. Lafourche Parish Sheriff's deputies are still investigating the motive for the Louisiana shootings.

38-year-old Ben Freeman went to Lafourche Parish - about 45 miles southwest of New Orleans - and first attacked his former in-laws. He ended up wounding parish Councilman Louis Phillip Gouaux and his daughter Andrea.

Both had surgery early on Friday and are in critical condition. Gouaux's wife, Susan, was dead upon the arrival of police.

Around 6:40 p.m. on Thursday, Gouaux called 911 and advised them that he had been shot in the throat. Freeman was divorced from Gouaux's daughter Jeanne, whom he married back in 1997.

Nurse Jeanne Gouaux had several orders of protection filed against Freeman after continued harassment. He was allowed only supervised visits with their four children.

About 20 minutes after the first round of Louisiana shootings, Freeman showed up at the home of Milton Bourgeois, the Oschner St. Anne General Hospital CEO. Bourgeois was shot at closed range and killed while his wife Ann was shot in the leg and taken to a hospital.

Freeman was fired from Bourgeois' hospital back in 2011. Two other hospitals that Freeman had previously worked at, had been placed on lock down on Thursday.

Around 10:45 p.m., Ben Freeman was found in his car along U.S. Highway 90 near Bayou Blue. He was found dead after shooting himself in the head.

While investigating and looking for Freeman, police found the body of his current wife, Denise Taylor Freeman, in the bathroom of their home. Ben Freeman is suspected of killing her, but her cause of death has not yet been determined.

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