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Two tractor-trailers crash, driver unintentionally shot during rescue attempt

The driver was then taken to a Shreveport hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crews responded to a fiery wreck on an exit ramp on Thursday morning.
Crews responded to a fiery wreck on an exit ramp on Thursday morning.(KSLA)
Updated: Feb. 4, 2021 at 7:45 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A person is recovering following a fiery crash between two tractor-trailers, and a gunshot wound, on Thursday morning.

The call came in just after 5 a.m. to the exit ramp from I-20 west to Highway 80 (Greenwood Road). That’s the Industrial Loop exit (Exit 8).

According to the Shreveport Police Department, a person attempted to get the driver out from a burning semi-truck by tapping the glass on the window of the truck using a gun.

However, the gun fired, striking the driver in the leg.

The driver was then taken to a Shreveport hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Other vehicles were damaged during the incident.

About 100 gallons of gas and oil leaked from the truck, according to SPD. Crews are working to clean up the scene.

Louisiana State Police and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality were notified.

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