Lafayette Police Investigate Overnight Homicide

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.

Investigators are asking anyone with information about the incident or the identity of the suspects to call the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.