One person found with gunshot wound in vehicle at corner of L’Auberge Blvd., Sam’s Way

Accident at intersection of Sam's Way, L'Auberge Boulevard.
Accident at intersection of Sam's Way, L'Auberge Boulevard.(KPLC)
Published: Sep. 23, 2022 at 5:45 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 23, 2022 at 6:19 PM CDT
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Lake Charles, LA (KPLC) - Lake Charles police officers arriving at the scene of an accident late Friday afternoon at the intersection of L’Auberge Boulevard and Sam’s Way found a male with a gunshot wound, authorities said.

The intersection was closed and surrounding areas taped off.

Deputy Chief Franklin Fondel said officers are continuing to investigate how the shooting happened, including whether the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.

A KPLC crew saw a car in a ditch off the road.

The incident was the second in the area Friday involving a gunshot wound on a Lake Charles street.

Earlier in the day, during a police chase, a Houston kidnapping suspect was shot by the woman police say he was kidnapping.

Accident at intersection of Sam's Way, L'Auberge Boulevard.
Accident at intersection of Sam's Way, L'Auberge Boulevard.(KPLC)