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Deputies investigate fatal Sunday shooting near Palmetto

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Posted at 1:55 PM, Jan 21, 2020

Deputies in St. Landry Parish are investigating a fatal shooting that happened Sunday night near Palmetto.

Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz confirmed that his office responded to a shooting on Carmons Road in the Palmetto area at around 11:00 pm on Sunday, January 19, 2020.

The shooting resulted in the death of a 28-year-old Ray Rideau, Jr. of Palmetto, family confirmed to KATC.

The victim's family also says the shooting happened near Rideau's home.

The sheriff's office says that detectives are currently working on the case and no further information was released.

Anyone with information on this is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 948-TIPS or tip us online at The Sheriff's Office says that all calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward.