UPDATE: Two people shot at Girard Park during post funeral gathering


UPDATE: Two people were shot during a post-funeral gathering in Lafayette Saturday afternoon at the Girard Park pavilion.

A male victim was shot in the lower abdomen and transported to a local hospital, according to police spokesperson Wayne Griffin.

Police say they found a second victim who had been shot in the leg when they arrived at the hospital to begin an investigation.

The second victim was taken to the hospital in a private vehicle, Griffin said.

Eyewitnesses tell KLFY that a large group of people had gathered in the park to attend a post-funeral gathering in honor of the victim’s mother when shots rang out sending everyone running for cover.

The suspect was gone by the time police arrived, Griffin said.

No arrests have been made.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) There has been a shooting at a Lafayette park.

According to initial reports from police, shots were fired around 5 p.m. in Girard Park.

One person was shot in the lower abdomen and has been transported to a local hospital, Public Information Officer Sgt. Wayne Griffin has confirmed.

Griffin released no additional information.

KLFY will continue to follow this story throughout the evening and provide updates when they are available.

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