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APD: One dead after shooting near MLK Dr. and South Guegnon St. in Abbeville

Posted at 7:51 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-21 23:28:30-04

UPDATE: Abbeville Police say one person has been killed in the shooting on South Guegnon Street.

PIO for the department Lt. Jonathan Touchet said that at 6:09 p.m., officers responded to a call of shots fired near the intersection of Martin Luther King Dr. and South Guegnon St.

Officers located a male victim at the scene on the 800 block of South Guegnon St. The victim had been shot and then ran into a utility pole. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene by the Vermilion Parish Coroner's Office.

The incident is being investigated by the Abbeville Police Department's Detective Division. Police are not releasing any other information at this time, including the identity of the victim. Further information may be released at a later date.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is encourged to call the Abbeville Police Department's tip line at 892-6777. Tips can also be submitted via the department's Facebook page or website.


Abbeville Police are currently working a shooting on South Guegnon St. near 8th St.

Police Chief Bill Spearman confirmed the shooting, but could give no other information at this time.

Neighbors tell us that they heard around five gunshots.

Louisiana State Police and a power company is also on scene.

The scene is still active and we will update with more details when they become available.