Suspect arrested in connection to fatal shooting at NWLA nightclub

Suspect arrested in connection to fatal shooting at NWLA nightclub
According to WPSO, five people were shot in total and two were killed. (Source: Semmie Buffin)

COTTON VALLEY, La. (KSLA) — Webster Parish authorities have arrested a suspect in a shooting Sunday morning at a Cotton Valley nightclub that left two people dead and another three wounded.

Mikel Strickland, 22, of Plain Dealing, is charged with one count of second-degree murder.

The two who were killed have been identified as 22-year-old Vantrez Johnson, of Cotton Valley, and 19-year-old LaJasmine Jackson, of Springhill.

Three others were shot — one of whom is in critical condition.

Authorities got the call about a shooting at The Vibe in the 100 block of Hawthorne Loop before 1:30 a.m. Sunday, according to Webster Sheriff Gary Sexton.

A fight broke out between Strickland and party-goers until Johnson stepped in to break it up, the sheriff said.

Strickland then allegedly waited for Johnson to come outside and opened fire.

The homicides are being investigated by the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office and the Cotton Valley Police Department.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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