Jun. 15— According to family relatives and public records, the two men who were discovered on Sunday suffering from gunshot wounds at a residence in Mandeville both worked as firefighters in the city of New Orleans.
Alec Mulvihill, who was 29 years old at the time, was named by the coroner of St. Tammany Parish as one of the men who passed away as a result of their injuries. According to members of his family, the second patient at the hospital is a man named Kyle Webber, who is 25 years old.
According to the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a gunshot that took place at a residence in the 2000 block of Dupre Street at approximately 9:30 p.m. on Sunday. A spokeswoman for the company stated that they will not be releasing any additional information but that “we have no reason to believe anyone else was involved.”
Helen Daigle, Webber’s grandmother, stated that members of the family believe that Webber was attempting to talk Mulvihill down from a mental health crisis when Mulvihill shot Webber and then himself. Daigle also stated that Webber’s death was a suicide. According to Daigle, both Mulvihill and Webber were firefighters in New Orleans East and served at the same fire station.
She explained, “He was attempting to assist his pal, but things just didn’t work out.”
On Tuesday, Mulvihill’s mother did not want to remark on the situation.
According to Daigle, her grandson is currently being treated at a hospital in Covington where he is being kept in a coma by medical professionals in preparation for surgery that is expected to take place late on Tuesday. He had a single wound to the abdomen.
Daigle stated that he spent his childhood in Algiers and received his education at the New Orleans Military & Maritime Academy. His mother is a dispatcher for the emergency services department of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office. After getting to know a family friend who was employed by the New Orleans Fire Department, Webber decided to pursue a career in the emergency services industry as well. According to her, Webber volunteers his spare time to assisting friends in the process of home renovation.
Daigle remarked that the individual is “always willing to help.” Although it is a miracle that he is still alive, it is unfortunate that he was unable to help his companion.
Requests for comments from the public were not answered by the New Orleans Fire Department.
This paper also includes contributions from Joni Hess.