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Eunice Police investigate shooting at intersection of S. Second Street and W. Maple Avenue

Posted at 6:12 PM, Apr 29, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-29 20:36:33-04

EUNICE, La. — The Eunice Police Department are investigating a shooting at the intersection of South Second Street and West Maple Avenue Thursday that left two people injured.

According to Chief Randy Fontenot, the shooting took place in front of a store at 1:12 p.m.

Fontenot says they believe there were two people injured, but that one of the victims may have fled the scene.

According to EPD, Jeremiah Bell of Eunice suffered gunshot wounds and was transported to a Lafayette hospital. His condition is unknown by police at this time.

Minutes after responding to the shooting, EPD says a suspect was located and taken into custody. Bryson Poullard,19, of Eunice, was later charged as a principle to Attempted First Degree Murder.

The suspected involvement of narcotics resulted in the charge being First Degree, EPD says.

The Eunice City Marshal's Office assisted EPD in the arrest.

The shooting remains under investigation and more arrests are expected.

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