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Two injured in Opelousas shooting, police searching for vehicle involved

Opelousas Drive By Shooting
Posted at 4:46 AM, Apr 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-09 13:58:32-04

OPELOUSAS — The Opelousas Police Department is providing more information on a Friday morning shooting that injured two.

Officers say they responded to the 1100 block of W. Park Avenue just before 3:00 am in reference to a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers say they found two victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

According to the department, one of the victims suffered a non life-threatening injury to the hand while the second victim was shot in the upper body causing serious injury.

Both victims were transported to local hospitals for medical treatment. One victim was treated and released, while the other still remains in the hospital in serious condition.

Police say the victims were shot while they sitting in a vehicle in front of a residence on Park Ave.

Video surveillance in the area captured a vehicle that was involved in the shooting.

Opelousas Drive By Shooting
Opelousas Police are currently on the scene investigating a drive by shooting that occurred in the 1100 block of W. Park Ave. One adult male received a significant gunshot wound to the upper arm and was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. A confirmed description of the suspect vehicle is not available at this time, nor is any suspect information. The investigation is ongoing. Details will be forwarded as the become available.

Opelousas Police are asking anyone with any information related to the shooting, the vehicle involved or any other violent crime to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, crimetips@opelousaspd.com or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.)

Tipsters can remain anonymous.

The department says there are no suspects at this time.