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OPD: 1 dead, 1 injured following shooting

Posted at 3:12 AM, Sep 30, 2021

Opelousas Police are investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another injured.

Officers were called to investigate shots fired near Jefferson Street around 1:00 am on Thursday, September 30.

During the course of their investigation, police say they discovered a vehicle in a business parking lot at the intersection of Creswell Lane and Edith Street with two people suffering gunshot wounds.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene while the passenger was transported to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Anyone with information is asked to call Opelousas Police Department.