2 children shot in drive-by in Shreveport

More than a dozen police units responded to the scene on East 68th Street

2 children shot in drive-by in Shreveport
Two juveniles were shot on E 68th Street near Thornhill Avenue in Shreveport on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2021. (Source: KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A double shooting has been reported on East 68th Street in Shreveport.

It happened around 2:44 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

The Fire Department now has three units, down from a half dozen initially, responding to a medical emergency on East 68th between Line and Thornhill avenues.

Shreveport shooting: Two kids shot - ages 15 and 5. Happened on East 68th Street and Thornhill Avenue. The 5-year-old girl was shot in the arm and the 15-year-old boy was shot in the leg. Non-life threatening!!!! Both transported to the hospital. Police Chief Ben Raymond is on the scene. Kenley Hargett is working on details>>> https://www.ksla.com/2021/02/24/authorities-investigating-report-shooting/

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Fourteen police units also responded to the scene.

6-year-old, 15-year-old wounded in drive-by shooting

Police officials say two children — a 15-year-old and a 6-year-old — were wounded in a drive-by shooting. The teen was shot in one of his legs, while the younger child was shot in one of her arms. Both appear to have non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are looking for a silver truck they believe was involved in the shooting.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about this shooting to call the Shreveport Police Department at 318-673-7300.

Those with info can also contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling 318-673-7373, visiting the organization’s website, or using the P3 Tips app to submit information anonymously.

Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the identification and arrest of those responsible for this crime.

This is a developing story. KSLA News 12 has a crew on the scene will be update this account as more information becomes available.

Two kids shot in drive-by shooting

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