FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that on November 1, 2014 at approximately 9:58 p.m. dispatchers with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office 911 Center received a call of a shooting that occurred at the 1000 Block of Yvonne Street, New Iberia. Once Deputies arrived on scene they learned that a 37 year old male had suffered two gunshot wounds, one in each leg.The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injuries.
Through further investigation detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau Of Investigations determined that the victim had arrived at his residence on Yvonne Street in his vehicle where two black males approached his vehicle. The victim stated that one of the suspects then produced a handgun and fired it at the victim, striking him in each leg. The victim did not appear to have any life threatening injuries.
The suspects are described as two black males.The suspect who shot the victim is described being approximately 6 feet tall and was wearing a grey sweatshirt with a cross on the back at the time of the shooting.Detectives are continuing their investigation and are asking if anyone has information involving the shooting to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.