UPDATE, 1/23/2023 12:30 p.m.: Two suspects have been arrested in connection with this shooting, which occurred on Jan. 18.
Dekial Alexander, 24, of Lafayette was arrested Jan. 19 and charged with attempted second degree murder (2 counts), simple criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of a firearm and booked into Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
A second suspect, an unidentified juvenile male, 16, of Lafayette was arrested Monday on a juvenile warrant for attempted second degree murder (2 counts), simple criminal damage to property and illegal discharge of a firearm. The juvenile suspect was placed in Lafayette Juvenile Detention Home.
ORIGINAL STORY: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old both suffered gunshot injuries during an incident Wednesday night in Lafayette.
Lafayette Police have confirmed that the double shooting happened just before 7 p.m. in the 2300 block of Moss Street near East Alexander.
Police Spokesperson Sgt. Robin Green said the teens were transported to a local hospital and are currently listed in stable condition.
She said a preliminary investigation has revealed that the victims were in a parking lot when a verbal altercation happened between the victims and occupants of an unknown vehicle.
One person inside the vehicle began firing in the direction of the victims striking them both, before fleeing the area in an unknown direction, Green said.
Anyone with information should contact Lafayette Police or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 337-232-TIPS.