Focus of Lockport / Raceland Killing Spree Investigation is on Motive
Lafourche and Terrebonne sheriff’s offices say they`re working together investigating why 38 year old Ben Freeman could attack his former in-laws, his onetime boss and his current wife leaving three dead before killing himself.
In a conference call Chief Operating Officer of Ochsner Health System, Michael Hulefeld says thoughts are with all shooting victims, “Including our own Milton Bourgeois, CEO of Ochsner St. Ann General Hospital. Our prayers are with his wife Ann who is recovering from injuries she sustained on the incident.”
Bourgeois was shot and killed inside his Raceland home. His wife Ann sustained a bullet wound to the leg.
Hulefeld refutes reports Freeman, who worked for close to thirteen years at Ochsner, was fired.
Instead saying, Freeman left on his own, “Citing reasons that were personal in which he wished to resign.”
Because of privacy policies, Hulefeld won`t say if Freeman was ever disciplined.
Crime tape still surrounds the property almost 24 hours since the shooting rampage started at Parish Councilman Phillip Gouaux’s Lockport home.
Gouaux and his daughter Andrea were transported to New Orleans with gunshot wounds.
Gouaux`s wife Susan was pronounced dead at the scene.
Freeman’s wife was found dead inside their home.
Freeman is the alleged gunman at all three homicides.
Three survivors remain hospitalized in New Orleans.
Gouaux’ and his daughter are in critical condition.