One person has died following a shooting during this afternoon's Jeanerette's Mardi Gras parade.

Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Major Wendell Raborn said the Jeanerette City Marshal Office responded to the shooting near the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Monnot Road.

Marshals discovered two male victims. One victim--who had been shot in the chest--was airlifted to a Lafayette hospital, but subsequently died from his injuries.

The second victim--who was shot in the leg--is being treated at a local hospital.

The Jeanerette City Marshal has requested the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office take over the investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to call Iberia Parish Crime Stoppers at 364-TIPS.

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