Officers were called to the 3600 block of Huston St. at 1:30 p.m., where witnesses reported that the shots were fired out of a car heading east on Huston.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -
One person has been shot and several nearby homes and cars were struck by bullets in a drive-by shooting Monday afternoon.
Officers were called to the 3600 block of Huston St. at 1:30 p.m., where witnesses reported that the shots were fired out of a maroon car heading east on Huston. The victim was struck in the back and taken to University Health with what are now being described as non-life-threatening injuries.
At least two homes on the block as well as a nearby car were also hit.
While there were witnesses on the scene, police are still gathering information and have not released description of the vehicle or the shooter. The only detail about the car that has been released so far is that it was believed to be maroon in color.
Annie Morris, a Huston St. resident, says her home was hit by the gunfire. "They could have killed me in there," said Morris.
Other residents on Huston St. tell KSLA News 12 this all stems from a fight between two groups of people and the whole situation dates back three years. Morris adds, shots were also fired at her house last Friday and she believes the same suspects are responsible.
"One went down in my coach. This one here, it went straight through from my living room to my bedroom," said Morris as she pointed at the bullet hole in her front door.
Leon Johnson lives directly across the street from Morris and says the neighborhood has taken a recent downturn. "I got grand kids here, they don't even want to come out doors."
Johnson's ten-year-old granddaughter says she saw the victim on the ground shortly after the shooting. "I hope they don't shoot again," she said.
Meanwhile, Morris hopes those responsible are caught. "They need to put a stop to it because somebody is going to get killed just like they shot that boy in his back, somebody is going to get killed," said Morris.
If you have any information on this shooting, you're asked to call Shreveport Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373
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