The St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz says one man is dead and another man was injured after a shooting that happened near the Melville area Tuesday night.

Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux says in a press release that Wade Edward Smith was shot to death when deputies arrived on the scene at around 7:30 last night. The shooting happened in the 9400 block of Highway 105.

A second person who was at the scene, James Preston Allen Vaughn was found to be injured, and he was taken to a Lafayette hospital. Thibodeaux says that when deputies showed up at the scene Vaughn was apparently standing next to a burnt vehicle.

Thibodeaux adds they do have a person of interest in connection with this case. He says they are not releasing any other information about this case at this time.

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