The victim of the shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon in St. Martinville has been identified as Carey Lewis III, 19, of St. Martinville.
Following a report of a disabled vehicle in the roadway, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office located Lewis in a vehicle in the 5000 block of Main Highway shortly after 3:30 p.m.
Deputies determined that he had suffered a gunshot wound. He was subsequently transported to a local hospital where he remains in serious condition.
Prior to deputies arrival on the scene, it was determined that a passenger in Lewis’ vehicle entered a brown Chevrolet truck and fled the scene. Shortly afterward, the unknown male passenger was seen exiting the brown truck and getting in a second vehicle, a blue Mazda or Kia, near Popeye’s in St. Martinville and continued traveling on Main Highway towards St. Martinville.
The investigation remains ongoing and Investigators with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office are asking for anyone who may have information in reference to this incident to please contact them at (337) 394-3071.