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One person was shot inside a business at the Acadiana Mall

Posted at 2:52 PM, Aug 20, 2022

UPDATE: Lafayette Police say one man was shot in a barber shop at the Acadiana Mall today.

Police determined that the people inside the barber shop started fighting which lead to one man getting shot.

The mall is closed while police investigate. The victim is listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

The suspect managed to flee before officers arrived on the scene.

Police are still talking to witnesses. If you know anything, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS.

Here's the most recent info we have from Lafayette Police:

Acadiana Mall has been closed while the investigation is underway.

A gun was fired inside Acadiana Mall this afternoon, police say.

One shot was fired, and there is evidence that someone was wounded, but as of 2:45 p.m. police had no victim and no suspect identified, a spokesman said.

This is not an active shooter situation, police say this is believed to be an isolated incident.

Police are still arriving on the scene, and everyone is asked to avoid the area for the time being. At least half of the mall was closed as of 3:30 p.m.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS.