Police: Shooting on Simcoe Street was self-inflicted

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UPDATE: Lafayette Police have determined the victim suffered “an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot wound,” according to Public Information Officer Karl Ratcliff.

No suspects are being sought for the shooting.

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Lafayette Police are investigating a shooting that happened overnight.

Officers responded at approximately 11:45 p.m. in the 900 block of East Simcoe Street in reference to a gunshot victim.

Spokesman Karl Ratcliff tells News 10 that the victim, a 31 year old black man, was located in a parking lot with a single gunshot wound.

The victim was transported to a local hospital and is listed in stable condition.

No suspects have been identified at this time.

Anyone with information on this shooting is asked to contact Lafayette Police or Crimestoppers at 232-TIPS.


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