Shreveport, LA(KSLA)- Shreveport Police detectives are looking for a local teenager wanted in connection with an early morning shooting that claimed the life of a south Louisiana man.
Shreveport Police responded to a reported shooting at around 3:49 a.m. Friday morning, in the 5700 block of S. Lakeshore Drive. Upon arrival, officers located two adult males in a vehicle there, one of whom was suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the torso. The victim, whose name is not being released at this time pending notification of his next of kin, was transported to LSUHSC by the Shreveport Fire Department where he was later pronounced deceased.
Detectives and crime scene investigators were dispatched and immediately began their investigation. Investigators contacted the male who was with the victim at the time of the shooting and determined that the men, who are both from south Louisiana, were in Shreveport on business. After interviewing the witness for some time, detectives believe the shooting took place near the intersection of Stonewall Street and Mertis Avenue in Shreveport's Queensborough neighborhood. Based on information gathered and evidence recovered during their investigation, detectives believe the two men went to that location to purchase illegal narcotics when a male suspect produced a handgun and shot at them, striking the victim. The other man then drove the victim to S. Lakeshore Drive and notified authorities.