Dr. John Vallian is in critical condition after a weekend home invasion turned violent in Lawtell.

St. Landry Sheriff's spokesman Deputy Chief Eddie Thibodeaux says Dr. Vallian was found sitting in the hallway of his home - by his brother - bleeding. The brother was able to apply pressure to his wounds until first responders arrived and airlifted the doctor to the hospital. After relatives heard the gunshots around midnight, they say they saw someone walking from the doctor's home carrying something in their hands.

Deputies continue to investigate.

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