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UPDATE: Suspect Arrested On Three Counts of Attempted Murder In East Simcoe Street Shooting

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A juvenile was hit by the gunfire while inside an apartment.

Posted: Nov 2, 2021 4:45 PM
Updated: Nov 18, 2021 2:37 PM

LAFAYETTE, La. (KADN) - Lafayette Police have confirmed to News15 that a juvenile was injured in a shooting in the 2500 block of E. Simcoe Street near Michael Allen Boulevard.

Police on the scene said that it happened about 4 p.m. Tuesday (November 2).

A verbal argument occurred in the parking lot between two adults.

During the argument one of the adults fired multiple shots in the direction of the other adult.

LPD says a juvenile was hit by the gunfire while inside an apartment.

The juvenile victim is in stable condition at a local hospital.

On November 18, 2021, the suspect 18 year old Jonathon Viltz was picked up on warrants for 3 counts of attempted murder and booked into East Baton Rouge Correctional Center

Police are asking anyone who may have any information regarding this incident to please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

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