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A Houma man has been arrested in connection with a shooting early Sunday morning.

Terrebonne Parish deputies responded to calls of a fight and gunshots near the Waffle House on Martin Luther King Boulevard in the western part of Houma around 2:30 a.m.

Deputies arrived to the scene moments later, and found about 200 people running toward cars between the Waffle House parking lot and the Target shopping center across the street.

Dawn Foret, a spokesperson for the Terrebonne ParishSheriff's Office, said one person was shot in the incident.

Deputies found that several fights occurred between several individuals inside of the Waffle House and in the Target parking lot.

During one of the fights, a subject identified as Tony James, 32, brandished a handgun and began firing into the crowd. One of the bullets struck a 19-year-old man who was reportedly not involved in one of the fights.

James fled the scene before officers arrived, and the victim was transported in a personal vehicle by a friend to the hospital. Emergency surgery was conducted to repair a severed artery in his leg and he remains in critical condition at this time.

James was arrested and charged with one count of attempted second-degree murder and one count of illegal discharge of a firearm.

The investigation is ongoing and additional arrests may occur.

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