NEW IBERIA, LA — Sheriff Louis Ackal advises that a shooting occurred at the 1000 Block of Mississippi Street, New Iberia on January 22, 2012 at approximately 8:19 p.m.
Deputies with the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the shooting incident and once they arrived it was learned that there were two victims involved in the incident.
The first male victim, age 51 of New Iberia, sustained a gunshot wound to the back of the leg. The second male victim, age 57 of New Iberia, sustained a blow to the head by the suspect possibly with a handgun. Both victims were treated at a local hospital for the injuries they received during the incident.
Detectives are at this time attempting to determine a motive for the altercation and shooting. Witnesses describe the suspect as a black male with dark clothing and wearing a ball cap.
etectives are asking if anyone has information on the incident to please contact the Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office at (337) 369-3711.