Crowd shooting survivor speaks

By Jeff Ferrell – bio|email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) – An Ark-La-Tex woman is recovering from a gunshot wound, while her step-father is locked up on a charge of attempted first degree murder.  A survivor tells us about the hail of gunfire that sent a holiday barbeque into a frantic rush for cover.

Shreveport Police arrested 38-year old Wendy 'Ray Ray' Surry on a charge of attempted first degree murder on Sunday, July 4th.  "They say he kept shooting, shooting and shooting until the gun just started clicking," recalled Marshall Collins.

She and everyone else in her front yard on Clarke Boulevard in west Shreveport somehow managed to survive the shooting allegedly at the hands of Surry, shortly after nightfall.  "He then fled the scene and one of our patrol officers did a great job and found him just literally just moments later," said Sgt. Bill Goodin.

Long before the gunfire even broke out, residents told us it was a dispute between Surry and his new girlfriend at a nearby park that ended up spilling out later on Clarke Boulevard.  In fact, KSLA News 12 is told that Surry was kicked off one property before walking across the street.  And then, according to witnesses, he opened fire.

We're told Surry spotted his own step-daughter in the crowd, 20-year old Jamie Tems.  "Jamie was like, 'Oh my God.  He's got a gun!'  And so when she said he had a gun we just started grabbing the babies and running into the house," said Collins.

Once inside she and others spotted lots of blood and began frantically checking everyone.  "I look and I was like, 'Jamie it's you!'  And she was like, 'Yeah, I'm shot.'  And I was like, 'Oh my God.'  So we go and get her in the bathroom."

A neighbor wrapped a make-shift turnicate around Jamie Tems leg until medics arrived.  She was later treated and released from LSU Hospital.  Surry also faces a charge of aggravated battery.

But police say that charge actually stems from a stabbing involving his wife a few months ago in the same neighborhood.  He had been wanted by police since then.

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