Prairieville party gets out of control, leads to shooting, 6 arrests
PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (NBC33) — Six people were arrested and charged with various crimes following a shooting incident that happened at an out of control party in Prairieville on Saturday, June 28.
According to reports from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the girl planned to have a party while her parents were away, but only a limited number of people were actually invited.
However, the party got posted on social media and about 60 people showed up as a result. Most of the people did not even know the hostess.
“Parties such as this tend to get out of control quickly because the party is posted on social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram,” said Chief Tony Bacala.
“The address of the party is forwarded to friends, who then forward it to their friends and so on. Soon, hundreds of uninvited people show up, and in some instances, violence breaks out, such as this incident.”
During the party several small fights broke out, leading to an attempt to disperse the crowd. At that time, several people noticed that one of the partygoers had a gun.
Another dispute erupted between a group leaving the party in a pickup truck and another group that remained at the party. The driver of the pickup drove toward a crowd of people, forcing them to dive out of the way to avoid getting hit by the truck.
At that time, someone in the pickup truck fired shots, hitting a man in the ankle.
As the investigation continued, detectives found several weapons and a large amount of drugs and drug paraphernalia at a residence on East Ridgewood Street in Prairieville.
Deputies arrested the following:
Mark Shane Gonzalez, 44, of Prairieville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, prohibited acts, possession of schedule II CDS, possession of schedule IV CDS, illegal carrying of weapons, and illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of person under 17 years of age.
Rebecca Gonzalez, 43, of Prairieville, was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana, prohibited acts, possession of schedule II CDS, possession of schedule IV CDS, illegal carrying of weapons, and illegal use of controlled dangerous substances in the presence of person under 17 years of age.
Austin Rashall, 18, of Prairieville, was arrested and charged with 11 counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, illegal use of weapons or dangerous instruments; illegal carrying of weapons, aggravated battery, distribution/possession with intent to distribute marijuana, illegal carrying of weapons during commission of a crime in presence of person under 17 years of age, and prohibited acts.
Aronis Gonzalez, 18, of Gonzales, was charged with 13 counts aggravated assault, 13 counts of principals, illegal use of weapons, and aggravated battery.
All were booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.
A 14-year-old male was charged with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, illegal carrying of a weapon, accessory after the fact to aggravated assault, and accessory after the fact to illegal use of weapons.
A 16-year-old male was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm, aggravated battery, illegal use of weapons, and illegal carrying.
Both juveniles were booked into the Assumption Youth Detention Center.
Police continue to investigate this incident.