Abbeville Police investigate murder of Kaplan man

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Douglas Bourque was shot multiple times in the 200 block of Vermilion Street in Abbeville early Tuesday morning, police said.

Officers were called to the scene at about 2 a.m. where Bourque was found laying in the street.

The officers and medics attempted CPR and transported Bourque to Abbeville General, where he was AirMed to Lafayette General.  Bourque was brought into surgery and later died to his injuries.

Investigators worked throughout the morning developing leads, the department. As of now it is believed that two suspects were involved in some type of argument with the victim leading up to the shooting.  According to a witness, two subjects were seen running from the scene, police said.

Anyone having information about this crime is asked to contact the Abbeville Police Department at (337) 893-2511.

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