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Police investigate shooting along parade route

Police investigate shooting along parade route

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that occurred along a parade route in Thibodaux over the weekend.

Thibodaux Police Department Public Information Officer Cpl. David Melancon tells media outlets that the shooting began Sunday afternoon after two men got into an altercation at the Krewe of Shaka parade. He says the two men were taken to Thibodaux Regional Medical Center and are recovering. One of the two was wearing body armor during the shooting.

Melancon says that an incident such as this is not the norm for the city and that the investigation is being taken very seriously.

Police have not released the identities of the two men.

No other injuries have been reported.

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