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Ville Platte Police investigating shootings at Hope Park gathering

Arkansas police officer killed, another injured in shooting
Posted at 9:37 PM, Apr 04, 2021

Ville Platte Police are investigating a shooting that happened during a holiday gathering at Hope Park.

Chief Neal Lartigue says he believes two people were shot; their wounds so far have been described as "grazes" and not life-threatening.

Lartigue says he and his officers are interviewing witnesses now and are hoping to solve the crimes quickly.

This is a developing story; we'll have more information as it becomes available.