Information sought in Eunice shooting

Posted at 4:54 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 17:54:27-04

Police are asking for help from the public in solving a Wednesday night shooting in Eunice.

The Eunice Police Department responded to a call of shots fired in the 700 block of Lewis Street in reference to a shooting, according to Detective Jessica Tezeno, spokeswoman for the department. Detectives say a second call came through advising that the victim was being transported to a hospital. 

Detectives discovered evidence of multiple shooters and believe the shooting was a drug deal gone bad, reported the spokeswoman.

Around 9:00 pm, the victim was walking on Lewis Street when a vehicle drove up and began shooting at him, stated Tezeno. The victim told police he did not recognize the car or the suspects. He was treated for multiple gunshot wounds. Police say the wounds were non-life threatening.

Investigators say the victim is a self-proclaimed member of a local street gang "Goons for Life."

Detectives are asking anyone with information on the shooting to call the Eunice Police Department at (337)457-2626. All callers will remain anonymous.

This Investigation is still ongoing at this time.