Three suspects are wanted by the Lafayette Police Department after officers responded to seven separate calls involving victims being shot with a BB gun.
A weapon typically used for hunting rabbit and squirrel were used the shoot 6 victims, sending one to the hospital
“The projectile from the weapon that was used actually penetrated the chest cavity of the victim” says Sgt. Kyle Soriez of the Lafayette Police Department.
With very little evidence, Investigators are not wasting anytime narrowing down their hunt for the suspects.
“The information we have is that approximately three black males were driving around in a white or silver SUV and their victims appear to be random at this time” says Sgt. Soriez.
Seven separate shootings all within just a few hours of each other left six people with minor injuries. Police say the victim that was hospitalized is in stable condition, however, the suspects still face potential charges.
Sgt. Soriez says our investigators are looking at several possible charges, all of which are possible felonies.
Police are asking for the public’s assistance, anyone with video surveillance in the affected areas to contact authorities.
Lafayette Police received seven calls on Thursday night involving victims being shot by suspects with a pellet/BB gun. Beginning on May 21, 2015, at 9:50 pm, Lafayette Police responded to the 100 block of E. Clinton Street regarding a victim being shot with a Pellet/BB gun. The suspects were described as three young black males occupying a silver or white SUV, possibly a Jeep Cherokee. Officers would respond to 6 more related shootings. Between 10:20 pm and 1:20 am, similar reported shootings occurred at 100 Jefferson Street Blvd, 300 Cora Street, 600 Cameron Street, 1300 East Pinhook Road, 700 Louisiana Avenue and 3100 Johnston Street. All but one of the victims received minor injuries. The one victim was hospitalized because the projectile entered the chest area.Detectives with the Lafayette Police Department believe all of the cases are related. They are requesting anyone with video surveillance in the areas where the shootings occurred to review footage.Anyone with information on the suspects or the shootings is asked to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.