Tragedy strikes a local neighborhood and leaves residents upset at the act of violence that took the lives of one, and left three injured.

According to KPLC, the incident took place in the early morning hours of Thursday, April 6, at approximately 3:37 a.m. in the 2000 block of Tulip Street. When the Lake Charles Police Department arrived at the scene they discovered four individuals shot. One of the victims died at the scene. The other three victims were reportedly taken to hospitals in Lake Charles and Lafayette. Two of those victims suffered moderate injuries and the third victim is said to have suffered critical injuries.

Multiple shell casing were found on the ground at the scene of the crime, but as rumors begin to arise within the community, I’m sure police aren’t speculating rather it was a drive-by shooting or if a gun fight erupted until enough evidence is collected.

Police are actively continuing their investigation and searching for a suspect. The victims names have yet to be released.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is encouraged to contact Detective Fondel  at 491.1311 ext. 5311, said KPLC.

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