EUNICE, La. (KPEL News) - A Eunice man is now dead after shots rang out early Monday morning, killing him behind the wheel of a car.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office, who is working with the Eunice Police Department on this case and another shooting that is possibly related, says Eunice PD informed them around 1:40 a.m. that a male subject called them to report that he and his friend had been shot at and his friend suffered a gunshot wound to the head. The two agencies say they found the vehicle near the Acadiana Medical Center just outside the city limits with the driver dead from his injuries. The Acadiana Medical Center reported that the caller who had advised law enforcement of the shooting had been picked up and left the area.

The other possibly-related shooting happened later that morning.

Anyone with information on the location of this wanted person or any other crime is urged to call 948-TIPS or tip us online at All calls are anonymous and you could earn up to a $1,000 cash reward. Download our free P3 app and “Say it Here” or dial **TIPS (**8477) on your mobile phone to submit your anonymous tip.

Law enforcement encourages you that if you see something, say something. St. Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz wants to leave this message with you:

Recently in the news there were cases where if the public and even law enforcement acted on tips, a tragedy might have been averted. I understand that most people do not want to get involved and want to live a happy and quiet life but these are some extraordinary times that we are living in. The lack of respect to one another is at an all time low in my opinion. That is why we as a community must come together and safeguard our neighborhoods. Here are some helpful tips in reporting something you might see and want law enforcement to take a closer look at. Suspicious activity is any observed behavior that could indicate terrorism or terrorism-related crime.


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