The Lafayette Police Department was dispatched to the area of Louisiana Avenue at Tenth Street on Tuesday, May 23, 2023, shortly after 7:15 pm in reference to a report of a shooting in progress.

Once officers arrived, they located a 14-year-old male juvenile suffering from non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his upper body.

Upon further investigation, authorities learned that the male juvenile victim was a passenger inside a vehicle, which was traveling through the area when the shooting occurred. The victim was found in the vehicle at a store on East Simcoe Street, just blocks away from where the gunfire broke out.

The juvenile was taken to a local hospital where he is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. He is expected to make a full recovery.

Currently, there is no available suspect information.

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The Lafayette Police Department is asking anyone that may have witnessed the incident to come forward with any information they can provide.

They can contact the Lafayette Police Department at 337-291-8600 or Lafayette Crimestoppers at 337-232-TIPS. Callers will remain anonymous.

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