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Oct 7, 2012 7:44 PM by katc

Opelousas Police Investigating Early Morning Shooting

During the early morning hours on Sunday, October 7, 2012, the Opelousas Police Department responded to shots being fired on the parking lot at a local business. Information was obtained that approximately 15 shots were fired from two seperate areas within a parking lot at a local business. Police arrived to a parking lot filled with people attempting to flee the scene on foot along with several vehicles also attempting to leave the scene. As police continued to obtain information, a report was received of a possible victim receiving treatment at a local hospital with a gunshot wound to the abdomen area. Police responded to question the victim in an attempt to obtain new information. Some time later, Opelousas Police received a report that a second victim with gunshot wounds arrived at a hospital in Lafayette attempting to receive treatment. No suspect information has been obtained at this point as Opelousas Detectives are still collecting information and evidence in the matter. Anyone with additional information can contact the Opelousas Police Department at (337)948-2500 or visit the web at


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