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VINTON, LA (KPLC) -

Authorities are searching for the suspect in this evening's shooting on Stevenson Street in Vinton.

According to Kim Myers, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office spokeswoman, the suspect, William S. Lastrapes, 36, allegedly shot a man in the leg.

The injuries are non-life-threatening, said Myers.

According to Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Deputy Gibbs, who was working the scene, an argument started between two people who were driving down Edgerly DeQuincy Road. 

The vehicle allegedly pulled over on the side of the road and that is when the suspect shot the victim and then left the scene, said Gibbs.

The suspect fled to a yellow house on Stevenson Street in Vinton. The suspect's vehicle was at the residence but the suspect was not.

The victim was transported to a Lafayette hospital. Authorities say they still don't know the cause of the argument.

An arrest warrant has been issued for Lastrapes for $750,000, and he is charged with attempted second-degree murder and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Kim Myers asks anyone who knows where Lastrapes is to call 911 or the Sheriff's Office at 337-491-3605.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office, Vinton and Louisiana State Police, and SWAT were called to the scene. 

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