The Morgan City Police Department has confirmed with KQKI News that they were dispatched to the area near Lawrence Park on Wednesday evening to investigate a report of shots being fired. A spokesman with the police department said there was an apparent disturbance between some subjects that resulted in shots reportedly being fired at approximately 7:00 pm.
Several eyewitnesses told KQKI News at the scene that there were several females walking along Third Street near the park when a male walked or ran up to the group and began arguing with one of the females. That’s when he allegedly shot at the female’s head, but missed. Witnesses said the alleged shooter also narrowly missed a young child who was standing in the area of the disturbance. The male subject may have left with another male who was driving a vehicle near the scene on Third Street.
MCPD says they are currently interviewing witnesses and have not made any arrests or identified any potential suspects in the investigation.