UPDATE 11/12 2:15 p.m.: One man has been arrested in connection to a Nov. 3 Rayne shooting, and the victims have been identified.

Officials said on Nov. 3 at approximately 8:28 p.m., Jerermy Dugas, 19, and Nicholas Dupuis, 18, were shot while walking on the 500 block of North Chevis Street. Dugas was shot in the buttocks and received treatment at a local hospital before being released.

Dupuis was critically injured in the shooting and after initial treatment locally, was flown to an out-of-state medical for specialized care, according to authorities.

The Rayne Police Department have named Darrell Dwayne Dugas, 41, as the prime suspect in the shooting. Officials said Darrell was the alleged victim of a prior shooting attempt on N. Marie Street, and believe the incidents may be linked.

An arrest warrant was issued for Darrell Dugas last week, and law enforcement arrested him Sunday morning on South LeBlanc Street in Rayne, according Rayne police. He is currently held at the Acadia Parish Sheriff Office jail with $700,000 bond. He was charged with the following:

  • Two counts of attempted second-degree murder
  • Criminal conspiracy

Officials said they have identified multiple co-conspirators and additional arrests are anticipated in the near future. Detectives ask anyone with information related to any shooting incident to contact 337-393-2930 or Crime Stoppers of Acadia Parish at 337-789-TIPS.

ORIGINAL STORY 11/4: RAYNE, La. (KLFY) — Two individuals are in the hospital with gunshot wounds from a Rayne shooting, according to the Rayne Police Department.

On Friday Nov. 3 at approximately 8:27 p.m., officers said they received several calls of gunshots in the area of East Jeff Davis, North Arenas and North Chevis. Upon arrival, a victim with gunshot wounds was discovered on the 500 Block of North Chevis, according to authorities.

Officials said the victim was transported to a hospital with a helicopter. The condition of the victim is unknown at this time.

At 9:14 p.m., Rayne Police said they were notified that an additional victim with a gunshot wound had been transported to a Crowley hospital by a citizen.

This is still an ongoing investigation. Updates will be provided as more information is released.

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