Police investigating shots fired in Lafayette

A car was rear-ended at Earl Avenue and State Street. Not long after, LPD received several reports of shots fired just a few blocks away from where the car was hit.

Posted: Dec 29, 2019 7:08 PM
Updated: Dec 29, 2019 7:10 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Lafayette Police are investigating a shots fired incident that happened early Sunday morning. 

Sgt. Daniel Long said they responded to a call that a person had been rear-ended in their car at Earl Avenue and State Street. He said the driver reported hearing gunfire, but they didn't know where it was coming from. This was around 1:10 a.m.

Not long after, he said they received several calls from people in the area about shots being fired. He said they found shell casings in the street just up the road from where the car was rear-ended, at the corner of 22nd Street and State Street.

Sgt. Long said they do not know if the incidents are connected, but that it is suspicious that they happened so close together in time and proximity.

He said there are no direct eyewitnesses to the shooting and they don't have any suspects. There were also no injuries.

Anyone with information about this incident should contact LPD at 765-807-1200 or contact the anonymous WeTIPP Hotline at 800-78-CRIME.

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