KLFY, May 4, 2022
Lafayette police say the shooting downtown Sunday morning does not fit the mass shooting category and Sgt. Robin Green says that’s because it does not appear that the event was pre-planned.
UL Lafayette Criminal Justice Master Instructor Paula Broussard says a mass shooting “is typically the killing of four or more people in a specific time frame, without a without a cooling off period.”
She explains there’s usually some type of social, economic, or political goal involved.
“Rival gangs will often kill more than two people at a time but there is no purpose. There is no goal or message involved.”
The identified suspect, Carl Thompson, 40 of New Iberia is listed in critical condition.