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Two injured, one arrested in shooting on Wilkie St. in Lafayette

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-08 21:45:23-05

Lafayette Police are continuing to investigate a shooting Wednesday afternoon on Wilkie Street in which two people were injured.

Officers say they were dispatched to a burglary in progress at a residence in the 200 block of Wilkie Street around 12:03 pm on Wednesday. The victim was inside his residence when two people forced entry into his home, police say.

The victim armed himself with a handgun and fired shots, striking the two individuals, police say. They then fled the home and sought medical attention for their injuries at a local hospital. They remain in the hospital as of Wednesday night, a spokesperson says.

A third person, Antonio McClelland, 21, has been arrested and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on one count of principal to aggravated battery and one count of conspiracy to commit armed robbery.

Police originally said three people were in custody. They say the investigation is ongoing and further arrests are expected.

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