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Man dies from injuries sustained in Opelousas shooting

Posted at 5:28 PM, May 27, 2020

One of the victims in a recent shooting in Opelousas has passed away from his injuries, according to OPD.

The victim, identified as 29-year-old Nakia L. White of Opelousas, passed away on May 26. White had been hospitalized since the shooting on May 15.

A juvenile has been arrested in connection with one of the shootings, but he nor anyone else has been formally charged in the shooting that resulted in White's death, police say.

The investigation is ongoing and more arrests are expected.

On Friday, May 15, Opelousas Police responded to a report of a vehicle theft and three shooting complaints between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m. that morning. Two different victims were injured and a residence was struck by gunfire.

A 14-year-old was arrested and confessed to the vehicle theft and one of the shootings.

READ MORE: Opelousas juvenile arrested after violent crime spree

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