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One injured after occupants in vehicles exchange gunfire in Lafayette

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Jun 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-11 23:37:45-04

Lafayette Police say one person was injured following a shooting on St. John Street at West University on Friday.

A spokesperson for the department says that one person was injured after gunfire was exchanged between the occupants of two vehicles. Police say those people were firing at another vehicle.

This shooting incident happened at around 5:15 pm, just steps away from the Lafayette Consolidated Government building.

Police are currently looking for two suspect vehicles, a grey Toyota Camry and a dark-colored chevy 1500 pick up. No suspects have been arrested.

The injured person was taken to a local hospital with injuries to the upper torso. That person's condition was know known.

"The last few months have been pretty difficult, we're doing everything we can to try to take care of that, but, I mean, we're doing the best we can right now."

This shooting was the first of two in Lafayette on Friday June 11. A second shooting happened in the 8:00 hour just outside the Lafayette Police Department. Three people were injured in that shooting their conditions were not known.

Lafayette Police Chief Thomas Glover says that extra patrols will be happening over night in Lafayette. They will be working with other law enforcement agencies to find the people responsible for these shootings.

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