7-year-old who was shot 'is expected to survive,' police say

Neighbor: "There's no way a 7-year-old should have been shot"
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in which a 7-year-old boy was wounded. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in which a 7-year-old boy was wounded. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in which a boy was wounded about 12:31 p.m. March 4 on Jackson Street between Mertis and San Jacinto avenues. (Source: Google Maps)
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in which a boy was wounded about 12:31 p.m. March 4 on Jackson Street between Mertis and San Jacinto avenues. (Source: Google Maps)
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in which a 7-year-old boy was wounded. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
Shreveport police are investigating a shooting in which a 7-year-old boy was wounded. (Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The youth who was wounded in a shooting in Shreveport "is expected to survive," a police spokeswoman said.

Authorities still are investigating what happened, Cpl. Angie Willhite said.

The shooting happened about 12:31 p.m. Sunday on Jackson Street between Mertis and San Jacinto avenues, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

That's immediately north of Fair Park Middle School.

Investigators have identified the child as a 7-year-old boy who possibly was shot in the area of his neck and shoulders.

He is being treated at University Health in Shreveport.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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