Lafayette police searching for suspect who shot man in the stomach; victim survived

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Monday, September 2, 2013 - 1:34pm

Police are working to identify the person who shot an 18-year-old man in the stomach.

The Lafayette Police Department reports that the shooting happened on Saturday, Aug. 31 at roughly 9:00 p.m. The victim told officers it happened while he was at a home located on Madeline Ave.

Officials say the suspect approached the victim and shot him once in the stomach. The victim was able to drive to a nearby convenience store and called police for help. He was transported to a local hospital where he is currently listed in stable condition.

Investigators have not yet established a motive or suspect for the shooting.

If you know anything about this incident, call Crime Stoppers at (337) 232-TIPS (8477).


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