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UPDATE: Opelousas woman booked with attempted murder in shooting

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Posted at 10:57 AM, Aug 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-16 19:45:04-04

UPDATE: An Opelousas woman has been booked with attempted murder in connection with a Sunday shooting.

Kadesia Rene Mott, 27, was booked with attempted second degree murder.

The shooting happened early Sunday at a home on Convent Street. Neighbors reported hearing an argument, and then gunshots.

Police say that on August 15, 2021 just before 5:00 AM Opelousas Police responded to 120 W. Convent Street in reference to a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers say they located a woman, identified as the victim, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Officers say they immediately learned that the suspected shooter was Kadesia Mott.

The shooting was the apparent result of physical altercation between Mott and the victim, police say. The exact reason the initial argument occurred is still unclear. The victim in the shooting remains hospitalized with serious injuries.

Chief Martin McLendon says that Mott and the victim were said to be involved in a relationship.

Initially Mott had not been arrested but police were looking for her to question her about the incident. On Sunday evening, McLendon said, she turned herself in. Mott was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for one count of attempted second degree murder.