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Opelousas Police Investigating Overnight Shooting; Woman Shot Multiple Times

OPELOUSAS – The Opelousas Police Department are instigating an over night shooting that left one female injured.

According to Major Mark Guidry, the shooting occurred between the 600-900 blocks of S. Railroad Ave. at approximately 10:30 P.M. on Monday, January 6, 2020.

During the incident a single female passenger in a vehicle was struck by multiple rounds of gun fire. The victim was transported to a local hospital by ambulance in serious condition. Initial indications is that rounds may have been fired from another moving vehicle.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. Investigators are interviewing witness(s) and checking the area for surveillance footage.

No suspect information is available at this time. Anyone having any information about this crime is asked to call the Opelousas Police Department at 337-948-2500.