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UPDATE: Victim in Super 7 Inn shooting dies

Posted at 9:00 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-03 23:02:52-05

UPDATE: The victim from the shooting incident at the Super 7 in Lafayette has died at a local hospital from his injuries, according to Lafayette Police.

The victim has been identified as 48-year-old Frederick Richardson of Baton Rouge. Police are now investigating the shooting as a homicide. No arrest has been made.

Police say that detectives are still actively following up on leads and the investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


Lafayette police are investigating a shooting at the Super 7 Inn on NE Evangeline Thruway between Netta Street and Chalmette Drive.

Super 7 / KATC

At around 2:15 p.m., Jan 3, 2019,  police received calls of a shooting at the Lafayette motel.

One person was found at Super 7, suffering from at least one gunshot wound. It is unclear, police say, how many times the person was shot. That person is in critical condition and has been transported to the hospital.

The manager of the motel tells KATC’s Justice Henderson he was not there when the shooting happened, but he was told by tenants they heard a single gunshot. The manager also says officers were investigating a room where a woman was staying.

First responders and police remain on the scene. No arrests have been made.

The investigation is ongoing.

More photos of the scene can be viewed below:

Super 7 / KATC via Justice Henderson
Super 7 / KATC via Justice Henderson