(KLFY) — To date, 8 homicides have been reported across the Acadiana area by local law enforcement agencies in 2023.

Below is an interactive map showing the approximate locations of each reported homicide. (NOTE: Locations are not exact.) The map does not represent shootings or incidents that only resulted in injuries and/or property damages. The information used to create the map has been verified and reported by the police and/or sheriff’s offices of the respective parishes in which they occurred.

This map only includes the KLFY broadcast coverage area, which includes Lafayette, Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Jeff Davis, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary and Vermilion parishes.

This map will be updated throughout 2023. If you have information on a shooting or a homicide, send a tip to news@klfy.com — and most importantly, call your local law enforcement agency.

Click on the icons below for details on each homicide. A running list of verified homicide victims can be found below the map.

Basic statistics so far:

  • Gun murders: 6
  • Stabbing murders: 0
  • Hit-and-run homicides: 1
  • DWI-related vehicular homicide: 1
  • Persons age 18 or under killed: 2
  • Double homicides: 0
  • Homicides as part of a mass shooting: 0
  • Officer-involved shootings: 0

Cities/areas with the most homicides

  • Opelousas: 2
  • Crowley: 1
  • Duson: 1
  • Lafayette: 1
  • Lake Arthur: 1
  • New Iberia: 1
  • Youngsville: 1
  • Eunice: 0
  • Breaux Bridge: 0
  • Broussard: 0
  • Abbeville: 0
  • Jeanerette: 0
  • Jennings: 0
  • Maurice: 0
  • Rayne: 0
  • Scott: 0
  • St. Martinville: 0
  • Bayou Vista: 0
  • Carencro: 0
  • Cecilia: 0
  • Chataignier: 0
  • Franklin: 0
  • Melville: 0
  • Morgan City: 0
  • Sunset: 0

Listings in RED indicate a person aged 18 or under.

January —

  • Jan. 7 — Unidentified juvenile was shot multiple times on the 600 block of Park Ave. in New Iberia.
  • Jan. 7 — Dustin Joseph Johnson, 41 of Arnaudville was found dead on E. Milton Avenue in Youngsville, the victim of alleged hit-and-run.
  • Jan. 9 — Allen J. Vincent, 60 of Gueydan was hit head-on while riding a bicycle on La. 717 near Ellie Benoit Road in Vermilion Parish.
  • Jan. 10 — Johnathan Simien, 38 of Opelousas, was found dead after gunshots were reported in the area.
  • Jan. 10 — Megan Goins, 30, the victim of an apparent gunshot wound was found dead in the 200 block of Stagecoach Road, Duson.
  • Jan. 10 — Unidentified juvenile was shot near the eastern entrance of the Westwood Subdivision of Crowley.
  • Jan. 16 — Kiara Vallian, 29, of Opelousas, was shot multiple times in a drive-by shooting
  • Jan. 22 — Zaveon Willis, 20, of Lafayette was found with multiple gunshot wounds.