LAFAYETTE, La — Lafayette police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured.
The shooting happened around 9:27 pm Sunday night in the 200 block of Town Homes Loop.
According to police, officers found the two victims suffering from gunshot wounds when they arrived on the scene.
One person was pronounced dead on the scene; the other victim was transported to a local hospital listed in critical condition.
Police have identified the deceased victim as 25-year-old Keionna Menard from Carencro. The other person who was shot and taken to the hospital was a man of approximately the same age.
According to police, the motive for the shooting is currently unknown.
Jeremy and Hydea Brent were in the area during the time of the shooting. They told KATC they originally thought the gunshots were fireworks. Hydea said she was the one who called the police.
"The lady, they had her laying there for, you know, two, three hours, and the kids was just running around, no clue what was going on," Hydea Brent said. "And it's just crazy 'cause them bullets don't have no names and them kids was out there playing around the time it happened, so anybody's kid could've got shot during that time."
Jeremy Brent said he believes this incident is part of a bigger issue.
"It's too easy to get a gun and most people don't need guns," he said. "Because a lot of people — I mean, I was born in the 90s — we used to go fight our problems out, and then we'd be friends the next day. Nowadays if a dude say something about you, you're fixing to get shot."
KATC also spoke with Sgt. Robin Green, public information officer for Lafayette Police Department. Green said LPD is urging anyone with information to come forward, even if it's anonymously.
"If it were your family, you would want someone in the community to step up and give the information," Sgt. Green said. "And if you don't want to come to us, we'll come to you."
If you have any information you are asked to call Lafayette Police Department with information, make an anonymous report using the P3 app, or call Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.