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.
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.
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.