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UPDATE: One dead following shooting near Martin Luther King Center in Lafayette

Posted at 7:03 PM, Jul 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-08 23:17:24-04

One person has died following a shooting Monday evening on Cora Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Police say that on July 8, 2019 at approximately 6:30 pm, Lafayette Police responded to shots fired at the intersection of Cora St. at Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

Upon arrival officers located a 24-year-old black male suffering from a gunshot wound. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

At this time no arrests have been made.

The victim's uncle says his nephew 24-year-old Ronald Taylor Jr. was standing on the sidewalk when he was shot and killed in what he's calling a drive by.

Witnesses say they saw several officers attempting to do CPR on the victim after the shooting.

The family says they believe the person who shot Taylor was driving an orange car, but that is all the information they have as of now.

Taylor grow up in the Truman neighborhood where the shooting occurred.

The investigation remains on-going and the Lafayette Police Department urges anyone with information about the incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS (8477).