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One wounded in Opelousas shooting

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Posted at 12:34 PM, Oct 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-19 13:34:08-04

Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that happened Tuesday night.

Officers were called to the area of Hayward and Mouton streets just before 8:30 p.m., a spokesman said.

They found one man at a house several blocks away; he had fled the area and found help with people he knew. He was taken to the hospital via private vehicle; police say his injuries are believed to be non-life-threatening.

Investigators are still working to determine what happened. In addition to the man who was wounded, bullets also hit at least one house and a vehicle.

More details will be released when they are available, the spokesman said.