UPDATE 2: Police Chief Martin McClendon confirms with News 10 that during an investigation of a shooting inside the Walmart on Creswell Lane, detectives on the outside of the store found dozens of bullet casings behind the building.
McClendon said a shooting may have occurred at that location and that alarmed employees and customers called police certain that a shooting happened inside the store.
A shooting investigation is now taking place behind the Walmart and not inside the store.
There are no reports of any injuries.
UPDATE: Chief Martin McClendon has confirmed with News 10 that police responded to a report of shots fired inside the Walmart on Creswell Lane in the sporting goods department.
McClendon said so far there is no evidence that a shooting took place or of shots fired inside the store.
State Police and the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrived on scene to assist with the investigation.
McClendon said the store is closed for the evening.
ORIGINAL: There is a heavy police presence at the Walmart on Creswell Lane in Opelousas Tuesday night.
According to Police Chief Martin McClendon, police and other emergency crews are on scene following reports of a possible shooting.
McClendon said the store has been cleared of all employees and customers, and that police are inside the store conducting an investigation.
This is a developing story.
KLFY has a crew enroute to the scene.