UPDATE,11/11/23: CARENCRO, La. (KLFY) — Authorities confirmed that 18-year-old Tyrell Harris was one of the victims and found dead at the scene of the shooting. Eric Nunnery, 18, was identified as the second victim and was sent to the hospital where he remains in critical condition.
ORIGINAL, 11/9/23: CARENCRO, La. (KLFY) — One person is dead and another in critical condition in a shooting in Carencro, authorities said.
The shooting happened in in a black car in Carencro Park around 2 p.m. today, Carencro Police Chief David Anderson has confirmed.
The suspect fled the scene in another vehicle.
Because of crime cameras and help from the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office, the suspect was captured 20 minutes later in Lafayette.
Kamie J. Leblanc, 21, of Carencro is charged with first degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, possession with intent to distribute Schedule I narcotics and illegal use of weapons.
“Today we had several people that came out and told us this is exactly what happened,” Carencro Police Chief David Anderson, said. “This is the description of the vehicle. This is a description of the suspect, and that helps. As much as the community needs us, we need the community. It sure paid off for all of us today.”
Anderson said they’re investigating items found in the victims’ vehicle.
“Well at this point, we do know there is a large amount of narcotics in the vehicle,” Anderson said. “There are several weapons, so it’s still early on in the investigation to try to say what caused the shooting.”
With the shooting happening at a park just before school let out, Anderson said this could have been worse.
“If this would have happened an hour later, there would have multiple kids getting off the school bus in this area,” he said. “We’re just very thankful that no innocent bystanders were struck by any rounds or children hurt.”
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the shooting, police said. The name of the victims or the suspect are not yet available.
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