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Homicide Investigation near West Congress and University Avenue

April 30, 2023

Homicide Investigation/Multiple Victims

Lafayette, LA – Just before 3:00 a.m., Lafayette Police responded to reports of “shots being fired” near the intersection of West Congress and University Avenue. Preliminary investigation indicates, officers arrived in the area and located a vehicle that was struck by gunfire. The vehicle had multiple passengers suffering from gunshot wounds. Officers began to perform lifesaving medical aid until all victims were transported to a local hospital. 1 victim later died from their injuries, the 4 other victims are currently in stable condition.

During this incident, the unknown suspects who were traveling in a vehicle near West Congress and University Avenue began firing multiple gunshots towards the victim’s vehicles, which were stopped in traffic at the intersection.

While this investigation was taking place, a 6th victim arrived at an area hospital by private conveyance. That victim was also suffering from a gunshot wound and is listed in critical condition. Six total victims were struck by gunfire during this shooting.

Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division are currently on scene, actively and aggressively working this incident. More information with be released when available.

If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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