RESERVE, La. - Two men were shot and killed in overnight incidents in St. John Parish, according to Sheriff Mike Tregre.

In the first incident, deputies responded to a call of a person being shot near the intersection of East 24th Street and Highway LA44 in Reserve around 9:43 pm Saturday. The victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene was identified as Jamond James of Reserve.

The second incident occurred at 3;33 am Sunday in the 100 block of East 6th Street in Edgard. Deputies responding to the scene found 23-year-old Ralph Thomas dead at the scene.

The homicides are the 7th and 8th in St. John the Baptist Parish this year. Anyone with information regarding either of these two incidents is encouraged to call the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff's Office TIPS line, 985-359-TIPS, or Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111

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