Houma Police Department

The Houma Police Department, Louisiana State Police and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Office responded to an officer involved shooting that occurred today on the Eastside of Houma.

Shortly after 2 p.m., HPD officers were in the area of West Street conducting damage assessments as a result of Hurricane Barry. While doing so, officers heard several shots, including some that were extremely close, whizzing by them.

Officers observed a burgundy sedan heading in their direction shooting, which caused officers to return fire at the vehicle.

During the investigation, HPD has learned that a male subject was dropped off at the hospital with a gunshot wound. With the two incidents possibly being related, HPD turned over the situation to the State Police, who will be conducting further investigation into this matter.

State Police will release further information as it develops.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.

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