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In the top photo is the Acadian Ambulance Air Med helicopter as it lands at Mercy Regional Medical Center before picking up the five-year-old gunshot victim and transporting him to Baton Rouge Wednesday night. (Gazette photo by Nancy Duplechain)

Continued gun violence in Ville Platte

A five-year-old boy was shot Wednesday night while he was a passenger in a car driven by his father.

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Pictured above are the newest additions to the Ville Platte High coaching staff, Roy Serie (left) and Robert Soileau (right). Both Serie and Soileau have held a deep friendship ever since high school and have coached against each other for a number of years. The two will not only be coaching together during football season, but will also be together during track and field season in the spring. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

A friend in me

Most everyone around the Acadiana coaching scene know the two newest additions to the Ville Platte High football coaching staff.


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