Lafayette shooting victim identified

— Lafayette police Monday identified a shooting victim whose body was found near a bridge crossing a coulee.

The body of Connie Burch, 51, of Pineville, was found a few minutes after 1 a.m. Sunday on a sidewalk in the 1100 block of Madeline Avenue, according to a Lafayette police news release.

“The victim was dead as a result of a single gunshot wound,” the release states.

Investigators believe Burch was shot between 12:30 a.m. and 1 a.m.

Detectives said a male on a bicycle wearing a white muscle shirt and red shorts was seen leaving the area, located on Madeline Avenue west of University Avenue.

Information on the shooting can be relayed to detectives by calling police at (337) 291-8600 or Crime Stoppers (337) 232-TIPS.