Shooter opens fire in mall Christmas Eve, suspect photographed

Local News

During the hustle and bustle on Christmas Eve, at a mall in Lafayette, a gunman opened fire, shooting a person.

The victim was shopping at Acadiana Mall, when struck by the bullet and his or her condition is not yet know.

One shopper who was there says the mall was so crowded, that a lot of people didn’t know what was happening, but he saw people start running, to get out of the mall.

Police now have a surveillance photo of the alleged shooter inside the mall and are asking anyone who recognizes the young man to call authorities.

Officials say first responders arrived at the scene shortly after 4 p.m.  

As a result of the shooting the mall is closed and will reopen at 8 a.m. Wednesday. 

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