ST. MARTINVILLE, La. (KLFY) – A homicide investigation is underway in St. Martinville after police say a man was shot and killed late Thursday.

According to Police Chief Rickey Martin, the body of a deceased male was located just after 5 p.m. near Porter Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The victim has been identified as Christopher Jones, 19, of St. Martinville, according to St. Martinville Police.

Martin said the cause of death appeared to be from a gunshot wound.

According to Martin, there are three persons of interest as of now.

When officers arrived on scene, he said, they located two male victims inside a vehicle. The second person was identified as Johnny Ledet. He was transported to a local hospital and is now in stable condition.

Anyone with information should contact the St. Martinville Police Department, Investigations Division at 394-3001 or St. Martin Parish Crime Stoppers at 441-3030.

All callers will remain anonymous, police said.