On January 23, 2021 just before 8:30 P.M. an Opelousas Police Department officer on Patrol heard gunshots in the area of N. Market St and Cheney St. As the officer proceeded to the area of the sound of the gunshots he discovered a male victim lying next to the railroad tracks. The victim was responsive at the time but was unable to relay any information as to the possible suspects in the shooting. The victim was transported to a local hospital but succumb to his injuries just before midnight. Several homes and vehicles in the area were also struck by gunfire. Detectives processed the crime scene for evidence and will be sending items to the crime lab for analysis. No other information is available at this time.
Opelousas Police urge anyone with information related to this shooting to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, email@example.com or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or by using the P3 mobile App.) Tipsters can remain anonymous.