RACELAND, La. - The Raceland shooting Wednesday afternoon that sent a nearby elementary school into a half-hour lockdown was the result of a man firing into the ground during a family argument, the Sheriff's Office said today.
The relative was injured after visiting Muhammad Abdullah, 51, 215 Sylvester Ave., at his home. The two men began arguing, and Abdullah allegedly grabbed a rifle, threatened to kill the relative and other family members, and shot into the ground near the visiting relative, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office said.
Everyone at Raceland Lower Elementary School stayed in their rooms or classrooms as a result, Lafourche schools spokesman Floyd Benoit said.
The relative had minor injuries from what detectives believe is a combination of shrapnel and debris from the ground, the office said.
Abdullah was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and negligent injuring the same day, records show.
Lafourche deputies said they got the call about 3 p.m. Abdullah was taken to the Lafourche Parish jail and was released early Thursday after posting a $3,000 bond.