Louisiana shooter asked to unload gun before firing: report

According to a report, a person from New Orleans shot his gun at least one person at gun range to unload his weapon because he was not yet in the shooting booth.

27-year-old Joshua Jamal Williams carried out the murderous attack in Saturday’s shooting, which eventually left three dead – including Williams – and two others wounded at the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie when he took an extended gun range Brought a pistol with the magazine, multiple law enforcement sources Told NOLA.com.

Investigators believe the angry customer ran a warning round on the roof before 47-year-old clerk Herbert “Noah” Fischbach was shot during a debate over security protocol.

Williams and Veronica Billiot – a 59-year-old woman who had previously gone to the store to pick up a gun purchased for security – were killed as armed staff and customers, sources were quoted as saying.

Officers arrived during a shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet on February 20, 2021 in Metairie, Louisiana.
Officers arrived during the shooting at the Jefferson Gun Outlet on February 20, 2021 in Metairie, Louisiana.
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It is not clear who fired who killed Billiot. Investigators were still investigating Sunday who shot both Williams and Billiot, NOLA.com reported.

Williams was killed in a parking lot outside gun range, while Billot died inside his front entrance. Two other people were also injured, but their injuries were not considered life-threatening, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office said.

On February 20, 2021, people were seen mourning near the scene of the shooting.
On February 20, 2021, people were seen mourning near the scene of the shooting.
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“At this time, it appears to a suspect shot 2 victims inside the location, then and shot outside the location by several other individuals,” department officials said Said late saturday

. “The suspect is one of the deceased at the scene.”

NOLA.com reported that a coroner identified Williams, Fischbach and Billiot as the three victims early Sunday.

On February 20, 2021, officers entered a Jefferson gun outlet after the fatal shooting.
On February 20, 2021, officers entered a Jefferson gun outlet after the fatal shooting.
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“He was completely innocent,” Billiot’s sister, Linda, told the outlet, that her older sister “had no clue” about Williams’ alleged racket when the gunshot burst.

Linda Billiot said Veronica’s son was particularly distraught over her death as she went to the range to pick up the gun she had previously ordered for self-protection.

Investigators and patrons gather in the parking lot of the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, Louisiana on February 20, 2021.
Investigators and patrons gather in the parking lot of the Jefferson Gun Outlet in Metairie, Louisiana on February 20, 2021.
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“It’s shocking – I’m not processing it,” Linda Billiot said. “I haven’t slept since I learned what happened.”

Meanwhile, a store executive identified Williams as the gunman who opened fire at the business outside New Orleans.

A gun appears in front of an autopsy at the scene of the shooting.
A gun appears in front of an autopsy at the scene of the shooting.
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“Our store was attacked by Joshua Williams,” Jefferson Gun Outlet Principal Michael Mayer told NOLA.com. “A customer as well as an employee was involved [ensuing] gun battle. The gunman Joshua Williams is also dead. “

A relative of Williams who refused to be identified told NOLA.com that he had gone to the gun range with his brother and some children.

People across the street from the Jefferson Gun Outlet console each other as investigators work with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Department on February 20, 2021 in Metairie, Louisiana.
People across the street from the Jefferson Gun Outlet console each other as investigators work with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff Department on February 20, 2021 in Metairie, Louisiana.
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A woman said that she was Williams’ mother, Trudy Edwards, claiming on Facebook that her son “did not go to that gun range shooting” and insisted that he was murdered, NOLA.com reported .

The post was not visible on the Edwards Facebook page early Monday.

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