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Zydeco musician hospitalized after Mud Fest shooting

Posted at 9:20 AM, Jul 31, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-31 14:25:54-04

COLFAX, LA — A Louisiana Zydeco musician is recovering in the hospital after reportedly being shot at the Louisiana Mud Fest on Friday.

The wife of musician Chris Ardoin says that he was shot in the back while on stage at the concert in Colfax, Louisiana.

Ardoin's wife Kerri, posted to social media about the shooting, saying that the bullet did not penetrate his lung and stopped near his ribs. They ask for prayers for his recovery.

See the post on Facebook below:

According to the Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office, they responded to Louisiana Mud Fest overnight, to multiple people shooting into a crowd.

Two people were shot and have moderate injuries, one of the victims is a 14 year old child.

There were thousands of people at the event, they say, and many of them immediately began trying to leave.

As people were fleeing the scene in their vehicles, police say they received a 911 call that "there were two people with guns that jumped onto the running boards of a vehicle that was trying to leave."

Deputies were able to arrest those two and they are in jail.

If the public has any information about the people responsible for the shootings,they are asked to call Grand Parish Sheriff's office at (318) 627-3261.

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