A 24-year-old man was found fatally shot in the front yard of a home in the 200 block of Mercer Street about 8 p.m. on Saturday, Lafayette police reported.

Police responding to a report of a shooting found the victim lying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

According to witnesses, the victim was involved in a disturbance when the shooting occurred, police said. Officers detained four people at the scene and transported them to the Lafayette Police Department for questioning.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending the notification of the next of kin. The investigation remains ongoing.