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Opelousas Police investigating third shooting in hours on Saturday

Posted at 9:08 PM, Jul 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-18 23:56:11-04

Opelousas Police are investigating a third shooting in the city in just hours this evening, Chief Martin McClendon confirms.

One person was shot Saturday night on the corner of Lincoln and Redmon Streets, McClendon says. The victim was transported to a Lafayette hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The chief said this shooting may be in retaliation to two shootings this morning, but investigators are unable to confirm a connection at this time.

There is no suspect information and no arrests have been made.

This story will be updated with more information when it becomes available.

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