On Nov. 19 at approximately 6 p.m., officers with the Lafayette Police Department responded to a disturbance in the 200 Blk of Rue Royale Street.
Upon arrival, officers located one victim suffering from a gunshot wound to his lower torso. First aid measures were conducted by officers and Acadian Ambulance personnel. The victim was treated at the scene for a minor injury. He was not transported to a local hospital.
The investigation revealed that there was a verbal altercation between the victim and suspect. The suspect produced a handgun shortly thereafter, and shot the victim.
The suspect fled the scene prior to officers’ arrival.
This investigation is ongoing.