OPELOUSAS, La. (KLFY)– Two people were struck with a firearm and hospitalized following an Opelousas shooting in the 800 Block of E. Jefferson Street shortly after 7:00 p.m, according to the Opelousas Police Department.

Two adult males that had a mutual female acquaintance got into a heated argument. One of the males got a handgun and began firing several rounds striking the male victim and a female that was in the area.

The male victim and female victim were both transported to a local hospital. The male victim suffered from serious to critical injures, and the female had a none-life threating injury to the lower leg area, according to OPD.

Authorities said the suspected shooter Isiah Pickney, 20, of Opelousas was arrested with the following charges:

  • Attempted Second Degree Murder (2 Counts)
  • Aggravated Criminal Damage to Property (2 Counts)
  • Illegal Possession of a stolen firearm
  • Illegal use of a dangerous weapon or instrumentalities

Opelousas Police ask anyone with any information related to this shooting to contact the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500, crimetips@opelousaspd.com or through Crime Stoppers (337-948-TIPS, **TIPS on a mobile phone, www.stlandrycrimestoppers.com or download the P3 mobile App.)