NewsLocal NewsIn Your ParishSt. Landry Parish


Police identify victim of Saturday night shooting in Opelousas

N. Market Opleousas railroad tracks.PNG
Posted at 11:35 AM, Jan 25, 2021

The Opelousas Police Department has released the name of the victim in Saturday night's fatal shooting.

The victim has been identified as 37-year-old Kelly Guidry.

Officers say the shooting took place just before 8:30 pm on January 23 in the area of N. Market and Cheney Street.

Police say that Guidry was discovered responsive at the scene lying next to the railroad tracks.

He was unable to provide information on possible suspects involved in the shooting.

Guidry was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

Police say that several homes and businesses were also struck by gunfire during the incident.

An investigation into the shooting is currently ongoing.

Stay in touch with us anytime, anywhere.

To reach the newsroom or report a typo/correction, click HERE.

Sign up for newsletters emailed to your inbox. Select from these options: Breaking News, Evening News Headlines, Latest COVID-19 Headlines, Morning News Headlines, Special Offers

Follow us on Twitter

Like us on Facebook

Follow us on Instagram

Subscribe to our Youtube channel