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Vehicle shot at on I-10 near Crowley, five injured

Posted at 10:59 AM, Oct 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-23 12:03:46-04

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office is investigating a shooting incident that happened on I-10 on Thursday night that injured five people.

Sheriff KP Gibson says the shooting happened around 9:23 pm. on Interstate 10 near mile marker 84.

The sheriff's office says the victim’s vehicle left Crowley entering the interstate traveling east bound. As the victim’s vehicle reached the area of mile marker 84 (east bound) multiple shots were fired into the vehicle from a separate vehicle traveling the same direction.

The victim’s vehicle came to rest after crossing the median and entering the west bound lanes of Interstate 10. Gibson says there was no crash as a result of this incident.

The victim's vehicle was occupied by six people at the time of the shooting including 2 adults and 4 juveniles.

In all, five people were struck from the gun fire, with two being in critical condition.

The sheriff's office believes that the shooting was a deliberate act aimed towards the people in the vehicle and not a road rage or random act.

This investigation is active and no arrests have been made. No other additional information was available.

I-10 was closed in the area following the shooting.

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