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UPDATE: Two dead following Wednesday shooting in Eunice

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Posted at 7:55 PM, May 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-06 09:49:17-04

EUNICE, La. — UPDATE: Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot confirms that a second person has died as the result of a shooting Wednesday night on Nimitz Street.

Fontenot says the person was taken to the hospital following the shooting and was soon after pronounced dead.

Police say they received a telephone call from the Acadian Medical Center about a gunshot victim being dropped off at the door to the emergency room. The passengers in a black or dark colored pickup truck had placed the victim at the door, banged on the door, and then fled from the hospital.

One victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the shooting at the intersection of E. Laurel Avenue and Nimitz Street.

Two people of interest were apprehended and detained for questioning, police say. Others are being sought.

The Eunice City Marshal's Office, St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office, Evangeline Parish Sheriff's Office and Mamou Police Department all assisted in the search for the suspects.

This investigation is ongoing and Eunice Police are asking citizens to please report shooting incidents.

"We need the help of the community if we are going to stop this senseless and deadly activity," said Chief Fontenot.

Residents can call the Eunice Police Department with information at (337) 457-2626 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 948-TIPS. Tips can also be reported on the mobile app at P3tips.com.

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