Man arrested for shooting at passing vehicle

Man arrested for shooting at passing vehicle

POSTED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:04am

UPDATED: Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:07am

A 27 year old man is behind bars in Lafayette this morning for allegedly shooting a vehicle and striking a victim who was a passenger in the car.

On Sunday, April 1, at approximately 5:00 p.m., Lafayette Police responded to an area hospital regarding a shooting victim. The victim advised he was riding in a vehicle in the 300 block of Marne Street when the suspect began shooting a handgun at the vehicle. The victim, a 45 year old male of Lafayette, was riding in the front passenger seat when he was struck in the right leg by the gunfire.

Investigators were able to locate the suspect, Kaven Bernard, 27, of Lafayette, and charged him with 2 counts of Attempted First Degree Murder. The victim was treated and released from the hospital.

The shooting remains under investigation.

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