Night club shooting in Lafayette leaves 1 in critical condition

Lafayette Police officers responded to reports of gunshots at “The District,” nightclub on Johnston Street early Sunday morning.   According to witnesses, a group of males were standing near the entrance of the building, around 1:20 a.m. when someone in a vehicle began shooting in their direction.

Police say a 16 year old male was shot in the arm and chest and had to be transported to an area hospital where he is listed in critical condition.

After multiple vehicles and the building were struck in the gunfire, police say the suspects fled the area in an unknown direction.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the suspect(s) to call Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

Police have not released the identity of the victim.  An investigation is on going. .

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