LAFAYETTE — Assailants are still at large in a series of four unrelated shootings this weekend in which three people were injured.
Lafayette police have identified two of the shooters, each wanted on attempted second-degree murder.
A warrant has been issued for 30-year-old Rondell Derouen, who’s accused of shooting a man twice about 4 p.m. Sunday in the 100 block of Clara Street, near the intersection of University Avenue and Interstate 10.
The victim, who was not identified, told police he and Derouen were arguing when Derouen produced a pistol and shot him before running away, according to a news release from Lafayette Police Department spokesman Cpl. Paul Mouton.
Another warrant has been issued for 28-year-old Terrence J. Augustine, who’s wanted in a Sunday morning shooting in the 900 block of East Simcoe Street, near the corner of Jefferson Boulevard and Surrey Street.
Witnesses told police the 34-year-old victim was trying to break up a fight about 1:10 a.m. when Augustine fired a handgun three times, striking the male victim once in the hand and twice in the chest, Mouton said.
Another shooting happened about 5 p.m. Saturday, when an assailant shot a 24-year-old man in the 100 block of Van Buren Drive, just off of Moss Street at Pont des Mouton Road. The victim, who was not identified, was shot eight times. He told police the shooter mentioned something about money before opening fire and then fleeing.
The Clara and Simcoe Street victims were listed in stable condition at an area hospital, Mouton said, while the Van Buren Drive victim was listed in critical condition on Saturday.
Investigators also are trying to determine the identity of a man who fired his weapon into the ceiling of a Lafayette nightclub early Sunday morning.
The shooter — described as a heavy-set black man wearing shorts, a white shirt and a cap at the time of the incident — was captured on surveillance video entering Shakers on Jefferson Street and firing the pistol, Mouton said. The man then ran out of the building, along with the crowd. It happened about 1:15 a.m.
Anyone with information on the identities of the assailants in any of the four shootings is encouraged to call Lafayette police or the Crime Stoppers anonymous tip line at (337) 232-TIPS.