UPDATE: Man arrested after early morning shooting in Opelousas

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UPDATE: Police are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man injured.

It happened around 8:30 a.m. when police say they responded to a shots fired call. 

Jamie Ballard of Opelousas was booked on charges of illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities. 

Ballard is currently being held at the St. Landry Parish jail. 

ORIGINAL: The Opelousas Police Department is investigating a shooting that occurred at about 8:30 a.m. this morning.

One person is in custody, Sgt.Crystal LeBlanc said.

Detectives believe the shooting be related to an earlier vehicle theft.

No one was injured, LeBlanc said.

We will update this story as new information becomes available.

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