Suspect shoots victim, leads police on chase, crashes into tree on 22nd Street

Suspect shoots victim, leads police on chase, crashes into tree on 22nd Street
The suspect allegedly shot a person before fleeing the scene

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - After a shooting Thursday morning, the suspect led police on a chase, according to Lieutenant Jeffrey Keenum with the Lake Charles Police Department.

Police say a suspect shot a victim on Caroline Street and left the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital with, what Keenum says, are considered non-life threatening injuries.

A suspect vehicle was identified and when officers with Lake Charles Police attempted to pull the vehicle over a chase ensued. During the course of the chase, the suspect turned on to 22nd Street and lost control of the vehicle, crashing into a tree.

The suspect was transported to a local hospital. Their condition is unknown.

The investigation is ongoing. Numerous officers from various divisions responded and assisted in this incident.

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