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Opelousas Police Officers are investigating the scene of a double shooting

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Posted at 9:53 PM, Sep 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-08 23:47:02-04

UPDATE: New information in last night's shooting in Opelousas has been revealed.

Authorities told KATC that there were three people on bikes who shot at a man and woman on West South Street as they were walking home. The pair were both shot in the leg.

This incident is one of two shootings within the past two days in Opelousas.


Opelousas Police Officers are on the scene of a double shooting in the 1100 Block of W South Street.

According to Police Chief Martin McClendon, two individuals were walking from a store when they were shot, each suffered a gunshot wound to the leg and sustained non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say this is an active scene.

As further information becomes available we will update the story here.