Jun 22, 2013 11:15 AM by katc

Lafayette Police Investigate Overnight Shooting

Lafayette Police are investigating an overnight shooting. Police say they responded to the area of Chestnut and Third Streets Saturday morning at approximately 2:00 am, regarding a shooting. The male victim told oficers he exited a vehicle when he was confronted by three black males all armed with handguns. The victim fled the area on foot while being pursued by the suspects. A short distance away the victim was picked up by the second male victim, at which time the suspects began shooting at the vehicle. The driver of the vehicle suffered a single gunshot wound to the neck. The suspects fled the area. The victim was transported to an area hospital where he is listed in stable condition. The second victim was not injured during the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.



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