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Opelousas man accused of shooting person at family gathering

Posted at 6:27 PM, Feb 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-04 19:27:16-05

An Opelousas man has been arrested, accused of shooting a person at a family gathering over the weekend.

Police say that on February 02, 2019 at around 10:30 p.m. officers were called out to investigate a disturbance in the 700 blk of N. Lombard St.

The disturbance occurred at a private family gathering.

At some point during the gathering, a disturbance occurred between attendees. At some point during the altercation, 42-year-old Ronal Patin allegedly produced a handgun and allegedly fired at one of the other attendees.

That person was hit once in the chest.

Ronald Patin / Opelousas Police Department

Police says the injuries were not life threating and the victim was treated and released from a local hospital. 

Patin was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail on attempted second-degree murder and illegal use of weapons and dangerous instrumentalities.