Family: Zydeco musician Chris Ardoin shot while performing

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COLFAX, La. (AP) — A Zydeco instrumentalist was changeable successful the backmost portion performing astatine an lawsuit successful cardinal Louisiana, his woman said successful a connection posted aboriginal Saturday connected Facebook.

Chris Ardoin was performing arsenic the Friday headliner astatine Zydeco Bike Fest erstwhile helium was shot, his wife, Kerri, posted connected his authoritative Facebook page.

“Yes, unluckily contiguous helium did get changeable successful the backmost connected his close broadside portion connected stage,” she wrote. “Doctors said thankfully he’s a built guy. The slug didn’t penetrate his lung and stopped adjacent his ribs. We are presently successful the hospital. Please support him successful your prayers and volition update you each later!!! Thanks.”

The shooting happened successful Colfax astatine Louisiana Mudfest, an ATV and mudding park, The Advocate reported.

Ardoin was slated arsenic the Friday headliner, with Lil Nate and the Zydeco Big Timers scheduled to execute Saturday night. Lil Nate posted connected Facebook connected Saturday that his radical had canceled their performance.

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office said successful a quality merchandise that they responded to the parkland aft receiving reports of aggregate radical shooting into a crowd. They said 2 radical were struck by the gunfire and suffered mean injuries, including a 14-year-old child.

The sheriff’s bureau said hundreds of vehicles tried to permission astatine erstwhile arsenic radical fled successful panic.

Two radical equipped with guns were arrested but their identities person not been released and constabulary person not said whether they are accused successful the shootings that injured Ardoin and the teenager.

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