One Dead, Another Critically Injured as More Details Unfold in Carencro Shooting
A quiet afternoon at Carencro Park was disrupted by gunfire, resulting in one person's death and leaving another in critical condition. The incident, which happened around 2 p.m., has caused major concern in the local Carencro community.
Carencro Police Chief David Anderson confirmed the incident, stating that the shooting took place in Carencro Park. If there is any silver lining, Anderson says the shooting happened before most nearby schools would let out within the hour around 3 p.m.
Eyewitness reports noted a large police presence at the scene where the shooting unfolded. Kaylan Jones, a local Facebook user, vividly described the gunshots as being so close they seemed "literally next door," expressing relief for having security cameras during such a distressing time.
In a rapid response, law enforcement officials have taken a suspect into custody, though identities of both the victims and the suspect have been withheld pending further investigation.
Further details emerged from updates shared by KLFY reporter Britt Lofaso, who revealed that a substantial amount of narcotics and weapons were discovered within the victims' vehicle, offering some context to the shooting but nothing has been confirmed by police.
KATC reporter Jazmin Thibodeaux's Facebook update corroborated the incident, showing photos of the crime scene.
Our media partners at KATC have been closely following the developments and have provided continuous coverage on the unfolding investigation.
The question on everyone's mind remains – what led to this sudden and violent encounter?
Updates will be provided as more information is confirmed. Our hearts go out to the victims, their loved ones, and everyone affected during this difficult time.