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Shooting leaves 1 person dead

Chief: Person of interest identifed
Posted at 10:46 PM, Oct 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-03 03:17:49-04

One person is dead after a Wednesday night shooting on Soileau Street.

Police Chief Neal Lartigue tells KATC the shooting happened between 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. near the intersection of Soileau Street and Edward "Knotoe" Thomas Street. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Lartigue says investigators have identified a person of interest, but police will not release that person's name until the investigation is completed. A motive has not yet been determined.

If you know anything about this shooting, call the Ville Platte Police Department at 337-363-1313.

This is viewer submitted video of the scene.