Shooting, accident reported; eastbound I-20 reopened

Shooting, accident reported; eastbound I-20 reopened
Eastbound Interstate 20 was shut down at Hearne Avenue in Shreveport following reports of a shooting and an accident at eastbound I-20 at Greenwood Road at 2:07 p.m. Feb. 9. (Source: KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — All lanes of eastbound Interstate 20 are back open to traffic in the wake of a shooting that sent a pickup driver to a hospital with life-threatening gunshot wounds, authorities say.

Eastbound I-20 was closed at Hearne Avenue in Shreveport due to an accident, the state highway department reported at 2:19 p.m. Tuesday. Traffic was being detoured via Hearne Avenue.

A shooting and an accident were reported at 2:07 p.m. Feb. 9 on eastbound Interstate 20 at Greenwood Road in Shreveport, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. This image is from a traffic camera at Hearne Avenue.
A shooting and an accident were reported at 2:07 p.m. Feb. 9 on eastbound Interstate 20 at Greenwood Road in Shreveport, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. This image is from a traffic camera at Hearne Avenue. (Source: Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development)

Caddo 911 dispatch records show Shreveport Fire Department personnel responded to a medical emergency at eastbound I-20 at Greenwood Road at 2:07 p.m.

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Two minutes later, Shreveport police responded to a report of a shooting and a major accident at the same location.

Police say the shooting victim was driving a green Chevrolet pickup east on I-20. The truck hit the wall on the I-20 bridge over Hearne Avenue.

The driver has since been taken to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport.

Shell casings were visible on the exit ramp off eastbound I-20 at Greenwood Road. Police believe they are from someone in another vehicle.

Authorities have released no information about the other vehicle or any possible suspect.

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

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