Bossier City police officers were called to the home in the 2900 block of Rebel drive just after 4 a.m., where they found a 30-year-old man with gunshot wounds to his upper body. (Image source: KSLA News 12 viewer)
BOSSIER CITY, LA (KSLA) -
Bossier City police are investigating a shooting that left one man injured early Saturday morning and a neighborhood shaken.
According to BCPD spokesperson Mark Natale, officers were called to the home in the 2900 block of Rebel Drive just after 4 a.m., where they found a man with gunshot wounds to his upper body. The man was later identified as 30-year-old Christopher Paul Davis of Shreveport.
Police say Davis, who had been staying at the residence, was inside the house when a male subject entered through the front door and attempted to rob him and two others who were also in the house. At one point during the incident, the gunman fired his weapon striking Davis. Two other men where not injured. The gunman then reportedly fled the scene on foot in an unknown direction.
Bossier City Fire Department personnel took Davis to University Health in Shreveport where he was last listed in stable condition.
Melissa, a neighbor who didn't want to share her last name, is shaken up after a she woke up to see police tape blocking her street.
"We were all out here pretty much since 5:00 this morning trying to figure out what was going on," she said.
The attempted armed robbery happened just a few houses down from where police say two young mothers were murdered on Mother's Day on Bragg Street. Though the two crimes are unrelated, the violence is still putting neighbors on edge.
"It is kind of scary. I've lived here my whole life and I've never had to witness this before," Melissa said. "It has been a pretty quiet neighborhood."
Neighbors tell KSLA News 12 they feel nervous that no one is in custody for the crime yet. Melissa said she will make sure her doors and windows are locked at all times.
"I work nights, so I worry about my family. I'll be worried about them when I go to work tonight," she said.
Some neighbors think the home was targeted because there are several taxi cabs parked at the house. Neighbors believe this isn't the first time those specific residents have been targeted. However, according to police, the last reported burglary at this address was in 2004. Different residents reported the burglary.
Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call Bossier Crime Stoppers at (318) 424-4100.