Two wounded in Lake Charles shooting

Two wounded in Lake Charles shooting
(Source: KPLC)
(Source: KPLC)

Lake Charles Police say two people were shot Wednesday evening. Both were taken to separate hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Two people were arrested.

Sgt Richard Harrell with the Lake Charles Police Department said they responded to a large disturbance in the 2200 block of 10th street shortly after 7 p.m.

Myrtle Latigue lives on 10th Street and heard the shots fired.

"My husband had just walked and put something in the trash and when he shut the door... I heard bang, bang, bang, bang, bang! I said what's going on," said Latigue.

Latigue stepped outside and witnessed a young man stumble across the street for help. He had been shot in the chest and leg and collapsed in a neighbor's yard.

"He was talking and saying he got shot and he got the phone and called his family so they could meet him at the hospital," said Latigue.

No word on where the other victim was found.

Investigators are also focusing on a red Ford Fusion found off Broad Street near 1st Avenue. It was being processed as evidence. According to another witness, moments after the shooting a woman driver in the red car picked up a man, who was running from the scene. The witness said the two fled the scene in a hurry.

Latigue has lived on 10th Street for 22 years and said she's tired of the violence.

"It's got to stop. What is going on with these youngsters," said Latigue.

She's not alone. Donald Bruin also lives on 10th Street and said he was shot at three weeks ago by two teens.

"This neighborhood is real hot. Real, real hot for youngsters with the gun play," said Bruin.

When asked where he thought they were getting the guns, Bruin said, "Basically, off the street. They can't be legal because they are not of age."

While the ages and names of those involved from Wednesday's shooting have not been released, Latigue said she's had enough.

"An innocent bystander could have been hurt or killed. I have grandchildren who visit from out of town. I mean, I can't go anywhere. I'm here to stay. This is my home. It's got to stop. Something has to give," said Latigue.

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