Officers with the Lafayette Police responded to a shots fired call in the 200 Blk of Doc Duhon St. at approximately 11:15 pm of July 13. Once on scene, officers located two gunshot victims. Both victims were suffering with injuries to their upper torso.
First aid measures were administered by responding officers then taken over by Acadian Ambulance personnel.
Investigation at the scene revealed that a group of three individuals were walking to a local convenience store located in the 2300 Blk of Moss St. While walking there, they became involved in a verbal altercation with a known female subject.
After purchasing their items, they began walking back to their residence. Once near their residence, a black sedan swerved and attempted to strike the victims. It was at this time that someone from inside the vehicle began to fire rounds at the three individuals. Two of the three victims were struck by gunfire. The black sedan sped off. One of the victims returned fire, and struck the black sedan.
The victims were transported to a local hospital and are listed in stable condition.
Investigators were able to develop Justin Martin, Lafayette, 25 years of age as a suspect.
A warrant was secured and executed for Martin charging him with 3 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, and Illegal Discharge of a Firearm. He was booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.
The investigation remains ongoing.