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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that on November 10, 2014 at approximately 11:56 p.m. dispatchers with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office received a call of a shooting which occurred at the 500 Block of Walton Street, New Iberia.When deputies arrived at the scene they learned that a 48 year old male was suffering from a gun shot wound to his abdomen.The male victim was then transported to a local hospital where he was treated for his injures.The victim has undergone surgery and is listed as being in serious condition.

Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Investigations are currently searching for a female suspect who is believed to be the shooter.The victim advised that the two were involved in an altercation and at some point the female suspect shot the victim. The suspect then fled the area in an unknown direction.Detectives are currently attempting to identify the suspect who is described as a black female. Detectives are asking if anyone has information involving the incident to contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.