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Opelousas Police respond to two shooting incidents Sunday

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Posted at 6:02 AM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 07:02:29-04

Officers with the Opelousas Police Department responded to two separate shooting incidents on Sunday night.

The first incident happened just before 7:00 pm in the 200 block of Oleander Street.

Police say that one person was shot and suffered a single gunshot wound.

After an investigation, it was learned that the shooting occurred outside the Opelousas city limits.

The investigation was turned over to the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office.

A second incident occurred at 9:45 pm in the 500 block of Narrow Street.

There, police say a male victim suffered a gunshot wound to the face during what is believed to have been a disturbance between family members.

A suspect has been questioned in the incident and the victim transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Police say the weapon used in the shooting has been recovered.

An investigation is ongoing.

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