Simcoe Street shooting victim now in stable condition; police release suspect description

UPDATE: Police say the victim from Saturday evening’s shooting on East Simcoe Street is now in stable condition.

The victim was originally taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Cpl. Bridgette Dugas said in a news release that police are now looking for the suspect, who is described as, “a slim black male in his 20’s, approximately 6’0 tall with a short afro hair style.”

He was last seen leaving the scene in a four-door older model Buick.

Anyone with information about the suspect or the shooting is asked to contact Lafayette Police or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – A shooting in Lafayette Saturday evening left a 33-year-old man in critical condition, police say.

Corporal Bridgette Dugas said the victim was shot while arguing with the suspect around 6:44 p.m. in the 1100 block of East Simcoe Street.

Responding officers found the victim inside of a local business with several gunshot wounds.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in critical condition. The victim’s current condition was unknown as of Sunday evening, according to Dugas.

Police have not identified a suspect but say the victim and suspect knew each other.

The case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information about the shooting or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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