Biltmore Tap Room, the site of a shooting on Jan 28.
Bystander Shot After Fight Spills Outside Biltmore Tap Room
A man was struck by bullets in a shooting outside of Biltmore Tap Room early Monday morning, January 28. According to Lafayette police, the incident began with a fight inside of the bar and spilled outside when gunshots were fired.
Lafayette police responded to reports of a shooting at the bar on South 4th Street at about 3:15 a.m. Upon arrival, officers were unable to find a suspect or victims. The police were later told that a gunshot victim had checked in at a nearby hospital. Police eventually determined that this gunshot victim had been shot outside of Biltmore Tap Room.
The victim suffered gunshot wounds in the abdomen and right forearm. A friend brought him to the hospital. His injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
According to the police, multiple gunshots were heard and witnesses reported seeing several vehicles and people fleeing the scene.
There are not any suspects at this time. The case has been turned over to the detective division and the investigation is ongoing.