LAFAYETTE — A 30-year-old man was shot in the shoulder during an early Friday morning fight behind a nightclub on Jefferson Street, Lafayette police said in a news release.
Police responded to the shooting about 1:30 a.m. after four or five shots were fired in the alley behind the 300 block of Jefferson Street, the release said.
Several people were seen running from the area when officers responded, the release said.
The disturbance began inside Karma, a downtown nightclub, the release said.
The disturbance was broken up, but the suspects continued the argument in the alley. Someone pulled out a handgun and fired four to five shots during the disturbance, the release said.
The victim remains in stable condition, the release said.
Investigators are developing a suspect in the shooting, the release said.
Anyone with more information is encouraged to contact the Lafayette Police Department or Crime Stoppers at 232-TIPS.
Crowley man, 50, killed in truck crash
LAFAYETTE — A 50-year-old Crowley man died Friday after his delivery truck collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Louisiana Avenue and Southwest Evangeline Thruway, Lafayette Police said in a news release.
The identity of the truck driver was not released pending notification of next of kin, the release said.
The crash occurred when the truck collided with a black four-door car traveling alongside it. The collision caused the truck to lose control, overturn and strike a pole, the release said.
The driver of the car was taken to an area hospital in stable condition, the release said.
The truck driver was pronounced dead at a local hospital, the release said.
Broussard cyclist, 24, dies after being hit
BROUSSARD — A 24-year-old Broussard man died after his bicycle was struck by a 2005 Hyundai Elantra driven by a 29-year-old Broussard woman, police said in a news release Friday.
The crash occurred about 10 p.m. in the 300 block of La. 96 near its intersection with St. Nazaire, the release said.
The victim was identified as Michael Roulstone.
A preliminary investigation indicated that Roulstone was riding a bicycle not equipped with any functioning lighting equipment, the release said.
The driver of the vehicle, Melissa Good, struck Roulstone in the westbound lane in a dark area, the release said.
Alcohol did not appear to be a factor. No charges are expected at this time, the release said.
Storm cited as cause of two house fires
LAFAYETTE — The Lafayette Fire Department responded to 30 incidents, including two house fires, resulting from an intense storm that passed through the area Thursday night, according to a news release.
A lightning strike caused a fire at 602 Fairview Parkway at 9:06 p.m., the release said.
Firefighters found heavy smoke and flames coming from the dwelling. Firefighters battled the blaze for several minutes before getting it under control.
The house had heavy fire damage to the attic and garage, and smoke damage throughout its interior. A vehicle was also destroyed, the release said.
The owner of the home was not injured in the blaze, the release said.
Five minutes later, volunteer fire departments from Scott, Duson, and Judice responded to 230 Jenkins Road to a house fire, the release said.
When they arrived, firefighters noticed heavy smoke and flames coming from the roof of the mobile home, the release said.
They were able to quickly extinguish the fire, but not before it gutted a portion of the attic and roof.
The owner, Hazel Boutin, was not home when the fire occurred, the release said.
A neighbor told firefighters that minutes after a close lightning strike, they came outside and noticed the fire.
The intense lightning knocked pictures off their walls, the release said.
Elsewhere, firefighters in the city and parish handled calls about downed power lines, burning tree branches and gas leaks, the release said.