St. Landry Parish Sheriff's deputies say a female has told them she was held hostage for weeks in the woods near Krotz Springs, and they are investigating.

Spokesman Major Eddie Thibodeaux says the female also reports being sexually assaulted. She has been taken to the hospital for examination.

Major Thibodeaux says deputies are investigating another complaint, which deputies believe is related to the alleged kidnapping, in which an unknown male allegedly carried a gun onto his mother's property. The owner's son located the male subject and reports he was shot at by him after telling him to drop his gun. The owner's son says he grazed the male subject in the head when he returned fire, leading to the male being taken to the hospital.

Major Thibodeaux says deputies are still collecting facts and will provide them when they become available.