The following is a news release from the Lafayette Police Department:
On November 3, 2011, at approximately 12:30 am, Lafayette Police responded to the 600 block of Magnolia Street regarding a shooting incident. When officers arrived they discovered 2 male victims lying in the yard of a residence, each suffering from a single gunshot wound.
Both victims were transported to an area hospital for their injuries. One of the victim's, a 32 year old male, died at the hospital as a result of the injury. The second victim, a 28 year old male, remains hospitalized in stable condition.
According to witnesses, a disturbance erupted between 6 to 8 males, at which time one of the suspects produce a gun and began firing. The suspects fled the area immediately following the shooting. The cause of the disturbance remains under investigation.