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Two arrested in Opelousas shooting

Posted: 5:20 PM, Jun 04, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-04 18:20:21-04

Opelousas Police have arrested two men in connection with a shooting that left one man injured last night. 

Gevonta A. Peterson, 19, and Kenon Richard, 22, were each booked with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery, a spokeswoman said. 

Police were called to the 1000 block of Phillip Street last night at about 10 p.m. to investigate a complaint of gunshots in the area, the spokeswoman said. A second call came in about shots fired in the 1600 block of Brown Street, she said. When they arrived there they found the victim’s vehicle crashed into a building. The victim had several gunshot wounds, she said. He is in stable condition at a local hospital. 

Investigators arrested Peterson and Richard a short time later, she said.