Iberia Parish Sheriff's deputies are searching for a shooting suspect who sent three victims to the emergency room for in what is being called a drug-related shooting.

Sheriff's spokesperson Capt. Wendell Raborn said deputies responded to the shooting in the 1000 block of Shot Street, in New Iberia, Friday just after 7 p.m.

Once at the scene, deputies could locate no victims, but they did discover spent bullet casings.

Shortly after, the victims--who had sustained non-life threatening gunshot wounds--were found in a vehicle at a convenience store on Admiral Doyle Drive. They were transported to Lafayette hospitals for treatment.

Raborn said three victims are from Central Louisiana.

Investigators believed the shooting occurred as a result of an argument involving narcotics.

The only description on the suspect, given by the victims, was a black male with dread locks, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants.

The investigation is ongoing.


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