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Disturbance at Lafayette's Grand-16 Theater, Shots Fired Nearby

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Posted at 11:44 PM, Sep 03, 2022

Lafayette Police confirm they responded to a shots fired call near the Grand-16 theater in Lafayette Saturday night.

Lafayette Police Sgt. Robin Greene tells KATC's Jim Hummel that police were initially called for a disturbance at the theater about a large crowd at 9:17 p.m. Saturday.

Sgt Greene says shots were fired shortly after 10:00 p.m. in the area, and casings were found on Doucet Road, which is adjacent to the Grand 16.

"While officers were dealing with the large crowd a verbal altercation erupted between a group of juveniles and the occupant of SUV (unknown make and model). The SUV fled onto Doucet road heading towards Johnston Street with the juveniles running after it. Around the same time the SUV fled the area gun shots were heard being fired. Officers responded to the area where the gunshots were heard and canvassed the area. Casings were located in the roadway of the 100 block of Doucet Road."
The shots fired did not occur at the Grand Theater. Officers are currently working on leads to develop suspects. At the time of the incident there were no injuries reported.

Sgt. Greene says the shooting did not happen at the Grand-16, and as of late Saturday night there are no reports that anyone was actually shot.

So far no arrests.

Lafayette's Grand-16 theater was the scene of a deadly shooting in 2015, in which a gunman opened fire killing two women and injuring nine others before killing himself.

If you have any information, call Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.