Last night after 12am, 3 people were shot at the 400 block of Jefferson Street in Downtown Lafayette. One of those shot has tragically passed away. The other two people involved are expected to OK. Earlier, Festival International released an official statement about the indecent and today's events.

Police are asking for you to come forward with any information you may have about the shooting, which is an on-going investigation. Call the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

From Festival International's Facebook page -

For 31 years, the Festival International family has celebrated our francophone heritage in Acadiana in a safe, family friendly environment.

However, we are upset and saddened by the events that took place in downtown Lafayette early Sunday morning. A shooting occurred after Festival International activities had concluded for the evening and appears to have stemmed from an isolated incident between individuals. Our thoughts are with the families, friends of the victims, and the community.

We know how our community responds to tragedy. We have overcome before and will overcome now. We plan to take a moment of silence at the closing ceremonies tonight. All residents and visitors alike are encouraged to join us at 5:00 pm at Scène LUS Internationale to observe this memorial.




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