Shooting in Shreveport leaves man fighting for his life

Shooting in Shreveport leaves man fighting for his life
(Source: Melissa Kakareka/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Melissa Kakareka/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A man is fighting for his life after being shot in the head while following what he thought may have been his stolen vehicle.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show it happened about 9:01 p.m. Tuesday in Shreveport.

That's when police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle at Hearne Avenue at Milam Street.

Investigators think the shooting itself occurred in the 1500 block of Myrtle Street, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

Police say the man's stolen vehicle is believed to be a white pickup truck possible an F-150.

The man called 911 as he was following the vehicle and the call was disconnected, authorities said.

The pickup the wounded man was driving crashed at Pierre Avenue at Myrtle Street, Hines added.

The shooting victim was taken to University Health hospital in serious condition for treatment of a wound authorities say appeared to be life-threatening.

At last report, he was undergoing surgery.

The violence erupted just a matter of hours after law officers and citizens came together for National Night Out, an annual effort to fight crime in the community.

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