Violent weekend in Shreveport leaves 3 with gunshot wounds

Story by Katrina Webber with additional reporting by Ben Wolf

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Three separate weekend shootings have left three people wounded and Shreveport police with a busy start to their work week.

Although the incidents are believed to be unrelated, in each of the cases, the victims were all sitting inside cars when they were shot.

The most recent happened around 6:30 p. m. near the intersection of Janey Street and Dollar Way.

Police say one of four men sitting in the car was wounded in the back of his head when someone in a passing vehicle sprayed them with bullets.  His wound was not life-threatening.

Officers later tracked down a car believed to have been used in the shooting.  They took five people in for questioning but later released them, saying they were only witnesses.

That happened several hours after another drive-by shooting at the intersection of Jewella Avenue and Midway Street.  That case, however, involved an assault rifle.

Police say the shooter fired at least 16 rounds at a car driven by Orlando "Sam" Foster, 25.  He was hit in the chest several times and remained in critical condition at LSU Hospital as of 5 a. m. Monday.

The third shooting, in the 4000 block of Hearne Avenue, happened around 3:30 p. m. Saturday.  Police say someone walked up to a car and fired shots at the passenger.  A teenager suffered a gunshot wound to his leg.

Anyone with information on any of the shootings is asked to call the Shreveport police department or Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373.