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Neighbor describes chaos during early-morning shooting

Jaqueline Walker heard her neighbor get shot several times Saturday morning during an altercation. Jaqueline Walker heard her neighbor get shot several times Saturday morning during an altercation.
Torrance Bedford, Jr., 22 (Source: Shreveport Police Department) Torrance Bedford, Jr., 22 (Source: Shreveport Police Department)
This is the apartment complex in the 6700 block of Buncombe Road where the shooting took place This is the apartment complex in the 6700 block of Buncombe Road where the shooting took place
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport woman said she heard the altercation and aftermath during an early-morning shooting at a local apartment complex.

Jacqueline Walker was in her apartment in the 6700 block of Buncombe Road with her grandchild when she heard a loud noise. It startled her so that she went to take a closer look.

"I got to peeping out the window and I said, 'Lord have mercy, somebody has gotten hit,'" Walker said. "The sound was so big you thought it was Fourth of July. I said no, this isn't firecracker season.” 

The person shot was her neighbor, 26-year-old Jamarian Peoples. 

Police said that Peoples and 22-year-old Torrance Bedford, Jr. got into an altercation after Peoples' girlfriend brought Bedford to the apartment home they shared. Detectives believe Bedford then pulled out a handgun and shot Peoples several times in the upper body. Bedford fled the scene on foot.

"It was a lot of blood, it was all on the walls. They were tumbling coming down the steps, like a tornado was hitting," Walker said.

Police were called to Willis-Knighton Medical Center just after 12 a.m. in relation to the shooting. They learned that Peoples had been shot multiple times and had trauma to his jaw, mouth and tongue. Peoples was able to give police a statement despite his condition.

Peoples was then transferred to University Health in Shreveport for surgery. He is listed in serious but stable condition.

Bedford surrendered to authorities hours after the shooting. He was taken to Shreveport City Jail where he was charged with attempted second-degree murder.

Walker said the violence hit too close to home and needs to stop. 

“Nothing is separating us but a thin wall, and my grandbaby here could have been hit in her sleep," Walker said. "Whatever they had going on over there, they need to put it to an end." 

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