For the second day in a row, a shooting in Lafayette Parish has left one dead.

Around 12:57 am on Wednesday, February 22, Lafayette Police responded to a shooting in progress in the 200 block of Verdun Street.

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Once on scene, officers discovered a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. Officers immediately began rendering life-saving measures until emergency personnel arrived.

The victim, however, was pronounced dead on the scene as a direct result of the injuries.

The identity of the victim has not been released nor has information regarding any suspects at this time.

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Homicide investigators are still gathering information and trying to piece together the facts.

More information regarding this investigation will be released at a later time.

Should you have any information regarding this shooting, please contact the Lafayette Police Department or Lafayette Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.

The other shooting happened on Mardi Gras Day in rural Scott when a 61-year-old man allegedly shot and killed a 23-year-old man who was riding his bicycle.

That story can be found here.

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