Posted: Aug 18, 2013 11:32 AM by KATC
Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that has left a 51-year-old woman dead.
It happened last night in the 1100 block of Madeline Avenue. Police say when they arrived on scene they found the female victim lying on the sidewalk near a coulee bridge. Investigators say the victim had a single gunshot wound. Officers believe the shooting happened between 12:30 am and 1:00 am.
Detectives are seeking information on a person of interest that was seen by witnesses leaving the area on a bike. That person is described as a thin build black male with a dark complexion, dreadlocks and wearing a white muscle shirt and red shorts.
Anyone with information about the shooting is encouraged to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.