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A man was shot and injured on Rue Royale Street Thursday evening.

The shooting happened in the 200 block of Rue Royale Street around 6 p.m. Lafayette police officers found one man suffering from a gunshot wound to the lower torso. He was treated by officers and Acadian Ambulance personnel for a minor injury and was not transported to a hospital, Lafayette Police spokesperson Sgt. Wayne Griffin said in a statement.

Investigators determined an unnamed suspect drew a gun on the man after a verbal altercation and shot him. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived, he said.


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