UPDATE: Shooting on Beau Bassin Road in Lafayette Parish leaves one dead, one injured


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY)- UPDATE: Deputies with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office are investigating a Monday night shooting on Beau Bassin Road which detectives determined to be an aggravated battery incident, followed by the suspect’s suicide.

On Monday night the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting in progress at the 1700 block of Beau Bassin Road. Upon arrival at the scene, deputies identified a victim who was in serious condition as a result of a gun shot wound.

That victim was taken to a nearby hospital and is receiving further medical attention.  A second individual died at the scene.

The Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division, along with the Lafayette Metro Crime Scene Unit, began an investigation and was able to determine the incident was isolated and only involved those two individuals. 

Phillip Candella, 41, has been identified as the gunman.

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