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Juvenile suspect wanted in teenager's shooting

Lafayette Police Department
Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-31 22:49:31-04

Lafayette Police say they have identified a suspect in the shooting of a teenager Thursday afternoon. As of Thursday night, the suspect, who is a juvenile has not been arrested. They are facing an attempted first-degree murder charge. A heavy police presence at a home on Eraste Landry was connected to the shooting on MLK Drive.

Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that happened on Martin Luther King Drive Thursday afternoon.

Officers were called to the 100 block of MLK between 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m.

They found a teenager suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim, a 16-year-old male, was transported to a local hospital in critical condition, police say.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS

As of now, no other information is available. This is a developing story and we'll update this story as we can.