Lafayette Police Looking for Suspects Who Fled in Vehicle After Shooting 2 Teens on Moss Street
Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in the 2300 block of Moss Street on Wednesday evening (Jan. 18).
Sgt. Robin Green with the Lafayette Police Department says that upon their arrival on the scene, officers located two juveniles who were suffering from gunshot wounds. Green confirmed that both victims, a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, are listed in stable condition after being transported to a local hospital for treatment of their injuries.
Investigators on the scene were able to determine that the teenagers were shot by suspects who fled the scene as a result of a verbal altercation that took place in a nearby parking lot.
Investigation at the scene revealed that the victims were in a parking lot located in the 2300 block Moss Street when a verbal altercation ensued between the victims and occupants of an unknown vehicle. One of the occupants of the vehicle began to shoot in the direction of the victims striking them both before fleeing the area in an unknown direction. This investigation is ongoing.
Police are asking anyone with information about the shooting incident to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
We will update this developing story as more information becomes available.