It's happened to me a time or two. I will be out in my yard and I will hear a sharp popping noise. The thought always crosses my mind, "was that the sound of a weapon being discharged".

Personally, I always hope it isn't because I live in a quiet residential area. I am sure that Lafayette residents who live along and near Madeline Street were thinking the same thing last night when they heard noises.

Many residents who live in the vicinity of the intersection of Washington and Madeline Streets reached out to Lafayette Police last night around 7:30 to report what sounded like gunshots. Officers were dispatched to the area yet they did not discover any evidence of gunplay.

Lafayette Police do ask that if you have information regarding a shooting or shots fired in the vicinity of Madeline and Washington to please contact them with your information.