A businessman shot two men dead and wounded a third during a suspected attempted robbery yesterday morning.
Reports indicate that around 4 am on Tuesday a business owner who operates from his home in Barataria, was awoken by the sound of loud banging noises on his front door.
Upon checking, he observed six persons, one armed with an object resembling a firearm, entering through a wooden door on the western side of the building.
Fearing for his life and that of his 88 year old father, the businessman drew his licensed firearm and discharged several rounds in the direction of the intruders.
Two of the intruders were hit, while the others fled the premises.
The two injured men later succumbed to their injuries.
A third suspect who was also shot was later arrested and in under police guard at hospital.
Police are also searching for three other men, believed involved in the incident, who are now on the run.