Man blasted with gunfire in Shreveport neighborhood, hit only once

By Katrina Webber - email | bio

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police are trying to catch up with a shooter who apparently has bad aim.

Officers were called to a neighborhood near downtown around 8 p. m. Tuesday and found part of Euclid Street littered with shell casings.

A few blocks away, they found Anthony Smith, 24, suffering from a single gunshot wound to the arm.  Police say Smith was the intended target of all the gunfire but someone walked away with only one minor wound.

"It's normal, this many shell casings," said Sgt. Tom Oster.  (For someone to suffer a) slight injury?  No.  It's a blessing on this case."

Oster said after Smith was shot he managed to drive to his grandfather's home in the 1300 block of Marshall Street.  Strangers helped him get out of his car and call for medical help.  He was then taken to Christus Schumpert Hospital with a non life-threatening wound.

Police, meanwhile, tried to find the shooter, but they say they had conflicting reports regarding that person.