Skip to comments.4 cops shot, 2 dead, in St. John [Parish] shooting [Valero Refinery]
Posted on 08/16/2012 5:40:58 AM PDT by topher
Two St. John [sheriff] deputies and two civilians were reportedly shot in LaPlace at about 5:00 a.m.
UPDATE: WWL-TV reports that two officers are dead and two others were shot in the incident.
The incident occurred near Bayou Steel on Highway 3217 in a Valero plant parking lot. That highway remains closed at this time. The parking lot is located in St. John Parish, while the Valero plant itself is located in St. Charles Parish.
There is no word yet on the conditions of the officers or the other two people shot in the incident.
A witness on the scene called WWL Radio News and said that he heard "seven or eight shots" when it happened.
The witness said it appeared a police vehicle had been shot multiple times.
Police officers from several parishes are involved in the hunt for the gunman, including State Police, and deputies from Charles Parish, St. John Parish, and Jefferson Parish.
One deputy was air-lifted to the hospital, according to a witness.
WWL-TV reports that it appears that workers are being evacuated from the plant.
Heard this on the radio this morning on the way to work, can’t find ANYTHING local that gives more than what you did. Thanks for the heads up and limited details.
Muslims and greens restless...
Incident occurred near Laplace, Louisiana.
Could be something going on.
Kinda the middle of “Freaking NoWhere” LA, west of NO proper.
3217 is a spur road that connects Airline highway to the River Rd.
LOTS of (potential) intrigue here.
After Katrina, I proposed to one oil company to put a 60 foot to 90 foot dirt wall around the refinery to protect against terrorism and storm surge.
It would also contain any explosion within the dirt wall.
The one refinery fire in California was due to a vapor cloud coming contact with a spark from an engine that was idling (fire truck, of all things).
That was the Chevron-Richmond fire. I had not heard of a second refinery fire in California/West Coast.
Just part of obama’s civiian army? As well armed as the military with fresh Hollow Point ammo from the EPA AND GUNS FROM THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
Refineries are normally located on or very near the Mississippi River. Could not find this Valero Plant.
It sounded like they evacuated the refinery.
This attack at a refinery.
Not sure a refinery is the target. This occurred in a parking facility where workers park and shuttle service is used to get them to mulitple work facilities in the area.
The shooting occurred around 5:30 a.m. in a parking lot used by workers in an area of manufacturing plants and refineries along the Mississippi River........
Settle down! There has been refinery fires in California for decades.
The other cal fire I believe was at Shell in Martinez last week.
Unofficial reports indicate that one suspect has been captured and another is still being sought.
Spark from a Diesel engine?
Almost all such parking lots already have no guns/no drugs signs.
A diesel has combustion from compression not from spark, but it still has combustion.
And a cloud, from what I understood of the explanation, would have enveloped the whole vehicle (my understanding).
I need to find the article that I read that from...
Right now, heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the slain officers, and prayers for those officers who are injured.
We will have the facts in time, but for now, these officers and their families deserve our prayers.
From that article:
The investigator said diesel-powered trucks and generators have been ignition sources at other large refinery fires, including at BP's Texas refinery explosion that killed 15 workers and injured dozens more.
Depends how credible this source is...
The two deaths are Sheriffs Deputies from St Johns Parish.
One suspect in custody; one suspect is being sought. This report is not confirmed at this time. According to this report, the two wounded deputies are currently in surgery...
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