(CBS/AP) LAPLACE, La. - Two deputies were killed and two more injured in a shootout early Thursday morning at a Valero plant parking lot west of New Orleans.
Both injured deputies are in surgery, reports CBS affiliate WWLTV.
One suspect was in custody and a search was on for at least one other, according to law enforcement officials who asked not to be identified.
According to WWL, a deputy car was found riddled with bullets.
The deputies provide security for the remote parking lot in St. John parish, according to a Valero spokesperson. The parking lot is used by workers in an area of manufacturing plants and refineries along the Mississippi River.
Helicopters are circling the area and multiple agencies, including a Jefferson Parish SWAT unit, a K-9 unit, the New Orleans Police Department and the state police are involved.
WWL reports that it appears that workers are being evacuated from the plant.