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Shooting on E. Simcoe stemmed from verbal altercation, one person injured

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Posted at 8:42 AM, Jun 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-02 09:42:41-04

Lafayette Police are providing more information on a shooting incident that left one person injured on Monday night.

Officers say that around 10:00 pm on June 1, they were called to the 1600 block of E. Simcoe Street to investigate a disturbance involving a firearm.

Upon arrival, officers say they discovered one victim suffering from a single gunshot wound.

The department says that the victim was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with two suspects when the shooting occurred.

One of the suspects, police say, produced a handgun and shot the victim once.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

According to police, the suspects fled the scene before officers arrived.

An investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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