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Security employee wounded in shooting at The District

Security employee wounded in shooting at The District
Posted at 1:55 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 14:55:11-04

One person was wounded early today when someone fired a gun inside The District nightclub.

Police were working security in the parking lot and heard the shots, but in the confusion created by panicked club-goers the suspect wasn't identified, a spokeswoman said.

The incident happened shortly before 1:30 a.m. at the Johnston Street nightclub, the spokeswoman said.

The wounded person, a 26-year-old male security employee of the establishment, sustained a non-life-threatening injury, she said. As of 3 a.m. he was listed in stable condition at a local hospital.

Police are interviewing several employees of the club, but so far have not identified a shooter, the spokeswoman said.

If anyone has any information about the incident, they are asked to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.