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3-year-old shoots 2 people in Lafayette, who was wanted for murder

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Posted at 12:02 AM, May 19, 2023

LAFAYETTE — A man injured in a double shooting in Lafayette was wanted on a murder warrant out of Illinois.

Lafayette Police Department officers were called to an apartment in the 300 block of Mount Court just before 8:30 p.m. for a report of someone being shot.

Arriving officers located two adult victims suffering from gunshot wounds.

The victims, a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman, were both taken to the hospital to be treated for their injuries, which are believed to be non-life threatening, according to police.

The details leading up tot he shooting remain under investigation, but police say the male victim was wanted on a murder warrant out of Cook County, Illinois.

After being treated for his injuries he will be taken into custody.

Investigators found the weapon that was used and determined a three-year-old in the residence was the one who fired the rounds that struck the two adults.

No additional details have been released at this time.