2 men killed, Louisiana sheriff’s deputy hurt in shooting

GRETNA, La. (AP) — Two men have been killed and a sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana wounded in a shooting during a drug operation.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff Joseph Lopinto told news outlets the shooting happened about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday outside a restaurant near Gretna.

Lopinto said two undercover officers had blocked a car with their vehicle and the other car’s driver accelerated and hit another officer standing nearby. The undercover officers fired, killing the driver, and wounding a passenger who died at a hospital.

The sheriff said one officer was hit by gunfire, probably from another officer. Lopinto said the officer was out of surgery early Thursday and was expected to recover. The officer hit by the vehicle did not go to the hospital.

The names of those involved weren’t immediately released.

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