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Arrest made in shooting at Planet Fitness near Northgate Mall

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Posted at 10:29 PM, Nov 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-19 10:15:26-05

Lafayette Police have arrested a man following a shooting Wednesday night at a Planet Fitness.

Police say that at approximately 9:00 pm officers were dispatched to the parking lot of the Planet Fitness on the NE Evangeline Thruway.

There, officers located a victim suffering from a gunshot wound to the face. First aid was started by first responders and the victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

Police say his injuries are non-life threatening.

A suspect, 27-year-old Bryant Batiste, was identified by police and detained. He was taken to the police department for questioning and was later booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a charge of attempted second degree murder.

Police say their investigation revealed that there was allegedly a verbal altercation between the victim and Batiste during a child custody exchange.

The altercation allegedly became violent when Batiste produced a handgun and allegedly shot the victim.

The investigation is ongoing.

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