News 10 spoke to a woman who lives in the area and wished to remain anonymous; she says she’s terrified of losing one of her children because of the constant shootings in the area, “To me it’s too much to handle. It’s just parents are burying their kids too early now and I don’t want to bury any of my kids.”
A witness also told News 10 that they saw the 16-year old’s injuries and to him, they were anything but minor. He says the boy was shot in the face, chest, and it seems like he may struggle to walk again.
This information has yet to be confirmed by Lafayette Police.
A 16-year-old boy was shot shortly after 4 p.m., Lafayette Police Department spokesman Karl Ratcliff said.
He is being treated for non-life threatening injuries at a local hospital.
He is currently in stable condition, according to Ratcliff
The roadway remains closed at this time. Police are still at the scene. We will update this story as new information becomes available.