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Opelousas Police investigating fatal shooting Thursday morning

Posted at 5:42 AM, Jan 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-10 18:37:15-05

The Opelousas Police Department says they are investigating a fatal shooting this morning in the city.

According to police chief Martin McClendon, one person was killed in the shooting which occurred around 2:00 am on Statesman Road on Thursday.

The victim, identified as 22-year-old John O’Neil Jason of Opelousas, received a single gunshot wound to the head. The chief says that neighbors in the area did hear the gunshot. Jason’s body was located this morning by police along the railroad tracks.

Police say there are no suspects at this time. An investigation is ongoing.

KATC’s Abby Breidenbach was LIVE at the scene this morning with more.