UPDATE 10/8 12:50 p.m.: Victim #1 in Saturday night’s shooting has been identified as Devin McZeal and has died from the injuries sustained in the shooting, according to officials.
Authorities also said that they originally determined the shooting was a drive-by shooting, which was incorrect. After further investigations, authorities reported the shooting happened at a block party in the 500 block of Hellen Street and the shooters were on foot when the incident occurred.
Information on the status of the the two other victims has not been reported at this time.
Updates will continue as more information is released.
ORIGNAL STORY 10/8: LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Three people, including one juvenile were critically injured in a drive-by shooting in Lafayette, according to authorities.
On Saturday Oct. 7 at approximately 10:40 p.m., Lafayette Police said they responded to reports of “shots being fired” in the 700 block of Hellen Street.
According to police, three victims were found suffering from gunshot wounds upon officer’s arrival. Lifesaving medical aid was given to one of the victims until he could be transported to a local hospital.
All victims were transported to local hospitals, victim #1 is in critical condition, juvenile victim #2 is in critical but stable condition and victim #3 sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
No other information on the victims has been released at this time.
Upon investigation, officials determined that the victims were at a party in the 700 block of Hellen Street when an unknown vehicle passed and began shooting at individuals attending the party.
This incident is still under investigations. We will continue to make updates as more information is released.
If anyone has any information regarding this incident, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.