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UPDATE: One person dead in Lake Charles shooting that closed Interstate

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Posted at 8:33 AM, Apr 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-28 14:28:38-04

UPDATE: We have more details on the incident that closed the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles this morning.

Lake Charles Police say they were called to a North Lakeshore Drive hotel at about 5:15 a.m. on Wednesday after shots were fired.

When police arrived, the found that someone had shot out of the hotel, toward the highway; they closed the highway and diverted traffic from I-10 to I-210.

The person who fired the shots was barricaded in the hotel, and negotiators and SWAT staff were called to assist, police say. They couldn't make contact, so the SWAT personnel went into the room. They found a dead person in the room. The investigation is underway and no other information was immediately available.

We'll continue to update this story as it develops.

The Interstate was re-opened around 11 a.m.

Here's that update from DOTD:

For several hours this morning, the I-10 bridge in Lake Charles was closed in both directions due to the incident involving a barricaded suspect at a nearby hotel.

The roadway was closed from the I-10 / I-210 split from mile marker 25 in Sulphur to mile marker 34 in Lake Charles due to police activity.

State Police tells KPLC that shots were fired at the hotel on Wednesday morning before the suspect barricaded themselves inside a room.

No other information on the incident was available.

Motorists are asked to use I-210 as an alternate route.

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