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Arrests made in Opelousas drive-by shooting

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Posted at 2:26 PM, Sep 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-17 16:34:01-04

Opelousas Police have arrested four people in connection to a drive-by shooting that left a 15-year-old hospitalized.

Three Opelousas High school students and one adult are facing attempted first degree murder, attempted assault by drive-by and violation of a fire arm free zone charges in connection with the September 15, 2019 shooting that occurred near the intersection of Creswell Lane and Schoolboard Lane. The 15-year-old victim is still hospitalized in serious condition.

Two of the people arrested are students of Opelousas High. Another 17-year-old student, Junterious Vaughns of Opelousas, who is being charged as an adult was also booked on Tuesday. 19-year-old Lajana Stevenson was also arrested and booked into jail.

Another juvenile student is still wanted in connection with the shooting but has not been located at this time, according to police. Officials say the shooting was the result of on an ongoing feud between students at Opelousas High that resulted in a fight that occurred on August 28, 2019.

Eleven students were charged regarding the fight incident. The investigation is ongoing and more arrest may be possible.

All parties involved with the shooting will be charged as follows:

  • Attempted First Degree Murder.
  • Attempted Aggravated assault with a firearm, by drive by shooting.
  • Violation of a Firearms Free zone.