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One man dead, Opelousas officers investigate fatal shooting

Opelousas shooting
Posted at 3:03 PM, Mar 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-03-27 23:16:15-04

Opelousas police are investigating a shooting that occurred just after 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of S. Union St. and Franklin St.

Officers say upon arrival at the scene, they found one male victim suffering from several fatal gunshot injuries lying in the roadway.

First responders attempted life-saving measures before transporting the man to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

Investigators are actively speaking to witnesses and reviewing surveillance footage in the area.

Opelousas Police ask anyone with any information related to this shooting to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500. Tips can also be made through email at, through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS) and, or by using the P3 mobile app.
Tipsters can remain anonymous and may be eligible for a $1000 cash reward.

KATC spoke with the family of the victim while at the crime scene. They didn't want to speak on camera, but tell us they are at a loss for words, know who did this, and simply want justice.

This investigation is ongoing and KATC will keep you updated with more information as it becomes available.