COLFAX, La.—A Zydeco musician was shot within the again whereas acting at an occasion in central Louisiana, his spouse mentioned in a press release posted early Saturday on Fb.
Chris Ardoin was performing because the Friday headliner at Zydeco Bike Fest when he was shot, his spouse, Kerri, posted on his official Fb web page.
“Sure, sadly tonight he did get shot within the again on his proper facet whereas on stage,” she wrote. “Docs mentioned fortunately he’s a constructed man. The bullet didn’t penetrate his lung and stopped close to his ribs. We’re presently within the hospital. Please preserve him in your prayers and can replace you all later!!! Thanks.”
The capturing occurred in Colfax at Louisiana Mudfest, an ATV and mudding park, The Advocate reported.
Ardoin was slated because the Friday headliner, with Lil Nate and the Zydeco Huge Timers scheduled to carry out Saturday night time. Lil Nate posted on Fb on Saturday that his group had canceled their efficiency.
The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned in a information launch that they responded to the park after receiving experiences of a number of folks capturing right into a crowd. They mentioned two folks have been struck by the gunfire and suffered average accidents, together with a 14-year-old little one.
The sheriff’s workplace mentioned tons of of autos tried to depart directly as folks fled in panic.
Two folks armed with weapons have been arrested however their identities haven’t been launched and police haven’t mentioned whether or not they’re accused within the shootings that injured Ardoin and the teenager.