Lafayette Police respond to two unrelated shootings overnight, one involving an officer

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Still looking for suspect(s) in second shooting

Friday, April 25, 2014 - 11:27am

It was a busy night for Lafayette Police last night with two shootings within hours of each other, one even involving an officer.  Around 11:15 police went to the 200 block of East Clinton Street because of complaints that people were shooting guns in the street.  When an officer arrived he found a nineteen year old man that would not comply with the officer's commands.  The suspect turned around and pointed a gun at the officer, and in response the officer shot the suspect, hitting him in the shoulder.  The suspect ran and was later found underneath a house, and was transported to the hospital where he remains in moderate condition.

"For an individual to be firing a weapon such as a pistol or rifle or any type of weapon in a residential area, the bullet has to go somewhere.  If they're shooting up in the air, it's got to come back down.  If they're shooting towards something obviously it can strike a house, it can strike unsuspecting individuals so it's a very dangerous situation," says Corporal Paul Mouton.

The next shooting happened around 2:15 when a twenty-four year old man was sitting outside of a house on the 800 block of Voorhies, when according to witnesses, someone or multiple people shot the victim in the stomach and in the arm.  The victim is in moderate condition at the hospital, and police are looking for anyone with anymore knowledge on the situation.  If you know anything you are asked to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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