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LPD: Altercation between several people ends in shooting that injured one

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Posted at 10:56 AM, Feb 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-20 12:07:57-05

Lafayette Police say that an altercation between several people ended in a shooting early Sunday morning on Buchanan Street.

Officers responded to the shooting that occurred around 1:25 a.m., in the 400 block of South Buchanan Street. Once on scene officers located a man suffering from a gunshot wound.

An investigation, they say, indicated an altercation involving several men had occurred. During the altercation one of the men pulled a handgun and fired a single gunshot, striking the victim. The suspect fled the scene.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition, LPD says. Investigators are actively working the case.

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

A similar incident occurred early Saturday morning o N University Avenue. Police are still looking for the suspect in that shooting.

Police also reported a Saturday evening argument on Ambassador Caffery that ended in a shooting that seriously injured one person. Read more here

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