Lafayette police responded to the 1500 block of Louisiana Ave. on Wednesday regarding a subject that had been shot.
When officers arrived on scene the victim told officers that two suspects approached him in the parking lot in a vehicle. One of the suspects asked for a cigarette from the victim and then attempted to rob the victim. The victim ran, but the suspects began shooting in his direction, striking the victim in the upper chest area.
The suspects fled the area in a vehicle. The victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition.
Detectives are encouraging anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.