Girl shot in leg in Shreveport

Girl shot in leg in Shreveport
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A child was wounded in a shooting Monday in Shreveport.

Police were alerted at 8:56 p.m. when the girl arrived by private vehicle at University Health.

The 7-year-old girl was shot in one of her legs, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

She is expected to be OK, he added.

The shooting happened in the 2600 block of Merwin Street.

That's immediately east of Hearne Avenue and west of Claiborne Fundamental Elementary School.

Police say the child may have been shot by a 14-year-old boy and it may have been an accident.

No arrests have been made.

And authorities have no one in custody.

Investigators are seeking to identify the person responsible for the shooting and determine what factors led to the incident.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Shreveport police or Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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