- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 26, 2018

INDEPENDENCE, La. (AP) - A Louisiana sheriff’s office has doubled the reward offered for information that leads to an arrest in the slaying of a woman and her 13-year-old son.

News outlets report the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office is now offering $2,500 in addition to the $2,500 reward offered by Crime Stoppers. The sheriff’s office says it responded Sunday to a reported shooting in Independence and found the two suffering fatal gunshot wounds.

Deputies say investigators believe the shooter knew the mother and son.

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