UPDATE: Shots fired in Ville Platte, shooter remains at large after victims chased to Eunice


UPDATE, 4:01 p.m.: Ville Platte and Eunice law enforcement officials have found that the potential suspects of the shooting in Ville Platte this afternoon were actually the victims of this afternoon’s gunfire.

The actual shooter remains at large, and anyone with information on the shooting is being asked to call Ville Platte Police at (337) 363-1313.

Upon investigation, officers found the vehicle with four people were fleeing after their rear window was shot out.

One of the passengers in the car allegedly sustained a minor graze from the shooting, but further information has not yet been made available.

ORIGINAL POST: VILLE PLATTE, La. (KLFY) — Ville Platte officials confirmed gunfire erupted in the southern part of town and the suspects appeared to flee toward Eunice.

Ville Platte Police Chief Neil Lartigue said shots were fired around the corner of S. Soileau and Edward Knotoe Thomas Jr. St. While one person complained of injury and was taken to a local hospital, the extent of their injuries remains unknown.

The suspects — there may be as many as four — fled toward Eunice. The rear glass of their vehicle had been shot out, according to police. This afternoon, Eunice Police Chief Randy Fontenot said Eunice city marshals and Eunice city police detained the potential suspects along the northern edge of town on La. 29.

Eunice marshals made one arrest from the vehicle. One female was arrested for having a gun and narcotics in her possession. She was booked into the Eunice City Jail. The other three potential suspects were released. It remains unclear who fired the shots, according to officials.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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