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Investigators seek suspect in shooting
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
At 1:19 AM on Wednesday November 20, 2013 deputies were called to a home in the 100 block of Calypso Lane in Lafayette Parish concerning multiple gunshots being fired. Deputies arrived to find a 13 year old male victim who had a single gunshot wound to the torso. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he remains with non-life threatening injuries.
The 13 year old victim had traveled to Lafayette from Baton Rouge with an adult relative to meet a juvenile female he met on Facebook. The three people were visiting in a car in the 300 block of Calypso just down the road from the friend’s home when a car pulled up behind the victim and gunshots began. The two other people in the car were not injured. Deputies have not been able to establish a motive for the shooting and asking that anyone with information to contact Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337 232-8477.