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Victim Sought After Shooting in the Area of McCarthy Lane

The female victim received gunshot wounds to her legs. She also stated that her boyfriend was possibly struck by gunfire but he fled from the vehicle on foot before she drove to the hospital.

Posted: May 19, 2021 12:18 PM

Officers responded to a call for shots fired in the area of McCarthy Ln on May 19, 2021. Just before 2:30 AM officers responded to the Opelousas General Hospital after hospital personnel called to report that a gunshot victim had come into the E.R. for treatment.

Upon arriving at the hospital officers spoke with an adult female victim who reported that she was shot while in her vehicle with her boyfriend  John Derek Brown in the area of McCarthy Ln. The female victim received gunshot wounds to her legs. She also stated that her boyfriend was possibly struck by gunfire but he fled from the vehicle on foot before she drove to the hospital.

The female victim was admitted into a local hospital with serious injuries. Officers would like to have the public assist in locating  Brown to determine if he maybe in need of medical treatment for any injuries sustained from the shooting. The investigation is ongoing. No definitive suspects or motives have been determined at this time. A white vehicle seen in the area may have been involved in the shooting.

Opelousas Police ask anyone with any information related to this shooting or the whereabouts of  John Derek Brown contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, crimetips@opelousaspd.com or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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