UPDATE: Man shot seven times in Ville Platte shootout

Evangeline Parish

UPDATE: 6:30 p.m. The mother of a man involved in a Ville Platte shootout late Sunday says her son, 24 year old Kelien Semein, was shot seven times.

According to Ville Platte Police, Semein was in the shootout with a teenager on North Dupre Street.

Semien’s mother says he was shot twice in the thigh, twice in the back, once in the groin, and twice in the hand.

She described the bones in his hands as almost shattered to dust.

Police Chief Neal Lartigue said the 16-year-old boy and Semien had an ongoing conflict that led to them shooting each other.

“The detectives found them. When I got there, they were already gone to the hospital.
One was shot seven times. The other one was shot I don’t know how many times.”

We do not know the condition of the 16-year-old as of news time.

Chief Lartigue says the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.


VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY) Two people were injured in a shooting late Sunday in Ville Platte.

Police Chief Neal Lartigue said it happened near the public housing apartments on North Dupre Street.

Lartigue said a 16-year-old male and 24-year-old man had an ongoing conflict that led to the shooting.

He said the teen was wounded near the elbow and has a possible broken arm. 

The adult male, he said, was shot in the left thigh and the outside area of his hand.  

Both were taken to nearby hospitals where there conditions are unknown, Lartigue said.

He said the investigation is ongoing and charges are pending.

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