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Three injured in shooting outside Lafayette Police Department

Officers not involved
Lafayette PD Triple shooting
Posted at 8:35 PM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 23:22:08-04

Police in Lafayette are investigating a triple shooting that happened outside police headquarters.

A spokesperson for the police department says three victims were hit by gunfire in the parking lot sometime in the 8:00 hour. No fatal injuries were reported.

Lafayette Police tell us that the shooting did not involve any officers.

Witnesses tell KATC that shortly after the shooting happened the area of University Avenue was swarming with law enforcement officers and detours were set up. Several roads were blocked off to traffic during the investigation.

UL sent out a text alert to students asking them to stay away from the area of Coolidge and University. "Multiple shots fired," they say.

Friday night Lafyaette Police Chief Glover held a short press conference saying that investigations are continuing in to this and an earlier shooting in the city. Extra patrols will be happening throughout the night.

At around 5:00 pm, one person was injured after two vehicles pulled up along side another vehicle and opened fire, Chief Glover says. That person was taken to the hospital, the condition is not known.

Read more on that incident here.

Glover says these crimes will not be tolerated, saying they will be working with other law enforcement agencies to find the person responsible for these shootings.

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