Opelousas has third shooting in 18-hour span


OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY) — Opelousas police are investigating a third shooting in the city in the past 18 hours.

The latest occurred just after 8 p.m. Saturday in the 100 block of Coleman Street.

Police Chief Martin McClendon said one person was shot and has non-life threatening injuries.

McClendon said all evidence at the scene indicates the late evening shooting is in retaliation following an early morning shooting that injured a 10-year-old boy while he slept on North Oak Street.

A woman was also shot earlier Saturday while a passenger inside a vehicle on Lincoln Street.

We will continue to follow this story throughout the evening and provide updates as they become available.

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