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JEANERETTE — One person is dead after a shooting that happened Thursday night in downtown Jeanerette.

According to a Jeanerette City Marshal’s deputy working the crime scene, one person of interest in custody.

“We still have to interview several other people,” he said.

The shooting occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the 2400 block of First Street, near the intersection with Lovette Street.

From the preliminary investigation, the deputy said the victim was shot at least once but could not say if other shots were fired. No other information about the victim or the person of interest was available.

“We are still on the scene actively collecting evidence,” he said.

No other information as to the motive for the shooting was available at deadline Thursday night.

Jeanerette City Marshal Fernest Martin said the investigation into the incident is ongoing.

Dwayne Fatherree is the community editor for The Daily Iberian. He can be reached at dwayne.fatherree@daily-iberian.com.

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