LAFAYETTE, La (BRPROUD) – Lafayette Police Department has charged a Natchitoches woman with attempted second-degree murder.

According to Lafayette Police Department, police were called around 6 a.m. on Saturday to a local hospital regarding a female victim being brought in suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

“The victim and the suspect engaged in a verbal disagreement which resulted in the suspect shooting the victim multiple times,” police said in a press release.

Police say the victim is in critical condition. Tyechia Johnson was charged with attempted second-degree murder and booked into the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center.