Two brothers dead after double shooting near Opelousas

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Two brothers are dead after a double shooting just outside of Opelousas late last night.

Police say the older brother, 27 year old Joshua Miller of New Roads was playing with a handgun he thought was unloaded on Magnolia.

Joshua aimed the gun at his younger brother, 25 year old Jeremiah Miller of Ventress and shot him in the chest.

Once realizing what he had done, Joshua turned the gun on himself.

St. Landry Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says it doesn’t appear to have been an intentional act to kill his brother.

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