Authorities are investigating a Tuesday night shooting in Ville Platte, KATC-TV reported.

Officers responded to the shooting around 10:30 p.m. in the 600 block of North Chataignier, Ville Platte police said. A man was found there with a gunshot wound in his upper leg. He was treated at an area hospital and later released.

One man was taken into custody for questioning in the shooting, Police Chief Neal Lartigue said. The investigation continues.

Scam is targeting St. Landry’s elderly

Someone is targeting the elderly in St. Landry Parish, telling them there is a warrant out for his arrest for failing to appear at grand jury selection, KATC-TV reported.

Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Clay Higgins said the man is calling elderly residents from a prepaid cellphone on Savoy Street in Basile. The number is (337) 200-1076.

The man is demanding the residents’ credit card and other personal information, including their Social Security Numbers and their addresses, Higgins said.

When KATC called the number, the voice message said: “You have reached the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office.”

Higgins said the investigation is ongoing, but until investigators can obtain a subpoena for Verizon, residents may continue to be targeted by the man.

Anyone with information on the scam or the identity of the suspect is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (337) 948-8477.

Arrests posted Dec. 24, 2014, on the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s website:

  • DYLAN AUGILLIARD: 19, of the 600 block of Flambant Drive, Broussard. He was booked on seven counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CALVIN JAMES BEROID: 28, of the 100 block of Spillpoint Court, Duson. He was booked on fugitive and four counts of warrant/bench warrant.
  • CHAD L. BROUSSARD: 51, of the 1600 block of Rue du Belier, Lafayette. He was booked on illegal carrying and discharge of weapons and terrorizing.
  • TARVIS JAKEEM COATES: 22, of the 700 block of East Vermilion Street, Lafayette. He was booked on three counts of fugitive.
  • KEISHA DARBY: 32, of the 100 block of Spearpoint Court, Duson. She was booked on fugitive.
  • MONIQUE DRISKILL: 33, of the 300 block of West End Avenue, Lafayette. She was booked on misdemeanor theft and resisting an officer.
  • MARGO HEBERT: 27, of the 200 block of Halcott Drive, Lafayette. She was booked on distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule II narcotics; distribution or possession with intent to distribute Schedule III narcotics; misdemeanor theft; and three counts of prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • ZACHERY SHANE HENDERSON: 33, of the 100 block of East Willow Street, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • JEREMY J. HOLDEN: 24, of the 100 block of Hebert Road, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor possession of marijuana and prohibited activities (drug paraphernalia).
  • DANIEL KEATING: 50, of the 200 block of North Phillo Road, Lafayette. He was booked on disturbing the peace (fighting).
  • VICTORIA KLING: 29, homeless, Lafayette. She was booked on two counts of hold for St. Landry Parish.
  • WILLIAM CARROLL LAMB: 50, of the 100 block of Meadow Lane, Lane. He was booked on entry on or remaining in places or on land after being forbidden.
  • KAILINE MCCOY: 26, of the 200 block of Merchants Boulevard, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • RAYMOND RAY NARCISSE: 46, of the 200 block of Dear Street, Lafayette. He was booked on cruelty to juveniles.
  • MICHAEL PIERRE: 48, of the 900 block of Mississippi Street, New Iberia. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.
  • ALFRED RICHMOND JR.: 55, of the 1900 block of Carmel Drive, Lafayette. He was booked on a warrant/bench warrant.
  • BRADFORD ASHFORD ROMERO: 29, of the 100 block of La Rue Biarritz, Duson. He was booked on misdemeanor theft and sale, distribution or possession of prescription drugs without a prescription.
  • LEONARD JOSEPH SIMPSON: 31, of the 3200 block of Kaliste Saloom Road, Lafayette. He was booked on flight from an officer; aggravated flight from an officer; resisting a police officer with force or violence; and unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
  • BOBBY BRENT TOUCHET: 42, of the 200 block of Ole Colony Road, Lafayette. He was booked on felony unauthorized use of access card as theft.
  • KERRY D. VANDERGRIFF: 34, homeless, Lafayette. He was booked on misdemeanor theft.