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IPSO investigating late night homicide in New Iberia

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New Iberia, La. -

Iberia Parish deputies are investigating an overnight homicide that left one victim dead.

Captain Wendell Raborn with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office tells KATC that around midnight deputies located a vehicle in the apartment complex with multiple bullet holes. 

Inside the vehicle, deputies found a black male victim with several gunshot wounds. 

The victim was pronounced deceased at the scene by the investigator from the Iberia Parish Coroner's Office.

The identity of the victim is unknown at this time and no arrests have been made.

This is the second homicide and fourth shooting to occur in New Iberia this year. Many of the shootings have residents of the city hoping that the reinstatement of the New Iberia Police Department will help quell some of the violence that has been so prevalent over the past year and month.  Here's a look at this month's shootings:


On January 22, Iberia Parish Deputies say that Deondrick Bowser of New Iberia was shot and killed in the 300 block of Deare Street in the city. No arrests have been made in this case.


On January 7th, two people were shot near the intersection of Anderson and Shot Streets. Victims received minor injuries. A suspect, Kenneth "Yogi" Gauthier, was arrested in connection with the shooting. No other arrests were made.

On January 23, in the 1000 block of Shelton Ave, one person was shot in the leg and abdomen. The victim was taken to a local hospital. No arrests were made in this case.

Deputies remind residents that if they have any information on the incidents to call Crime Stoppers at 337-364-TIPS. All calls will remain anonymous.

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