Shooting leaves one dead and a LPD officer wounded in Lafayette

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LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFT)- There was massive law enforcement presence Monday night in Lafayette as local police, parish deputies and State Police officers investigated a deadly officer-involved shooting.

The Cypress Bend Townhouses at the corner of Kaliste Saloom and Locksley Drive are housing well over a dozen of law enforcement vehicles, with multiple officers surrounding the property.

Neighbors in the townhome community say they heard at least six or seven gunshots just after 6 p.m.

Lafayette police have confirmed that one person is dead.

The scene remains active as of 10 p.m. as State Police processes the area and the coroners office removes the body.

An officer involved in the shooting was wounded and was transported to a local hospital.

All officers involved in the shooting will be put on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of an investigation.

Police have not released any names.

Stay with KLFY for all the latest details.

UPDATE 2: Lafayette Police have confirmed that one of the officers responding to a disturbance call Monday night at the Cypress Bend Townhomes on Kaliste Saloom Road, was injured.

The officer’s condition remains unknown.

UPDATE: The Lafayette Parish coroner’s was called to the scene of a shooting that involved a police officer Monday night on Kaliste Saloom Road at the Cypress Bend Townhomes.

Lafayette Police has confirmed with KLFY no officer death.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) Lafayette Police have confirmed with News 10 that they are responding to an officer- involved shooting on Kaliste Saloom Road near its intersection with Locksley Drive.

Public Information Officer Corporal Bridgette Dugas said the shooting happened just after 6 p.m.

Dugas said police were responding to a disturbance.

We have confirmed that the shooting occurred at the Cypress Bend Townhomes.

State Police has confirmed that they have been called to assist in the investigation.

This is a breaking news story and more information will be released as it is available.

KLFY Reporter Neal Zeringue is LIVE at the scene.

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