Police investigating crash, exchange of gunfire near school

Bullets flew, hitting houses and cars, as schoolchildren walked home

Police investigating crash, exchange of gunfire near school
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — An exchange of gunfire damaged houses and vehicles in the neighborhood of Sunset Acres Elementary School as children were walking home for the day.

And a vehicle crashed into a tree on Parkridge Street.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show about a dozen police units responded to a call about gunfire in the area of Sunnybrook Street and West Canal Boulevard at 3:29 p.m. Wednesday.

Homeowners have since told investigators that two males got out of a small, black sedan and started shooting at a house on Parkridge, a police spokesman told KSLA News 12. Someone in the residence’s carport returned fire.

GUNFIRE IN SUNSET ACRES: Bullets fly, hitting houses and cars, as schoolchildren walk home

Several houses and a couple vehicles were hit by the gunfire, but there’s been no evidence that anyone was hurt, the spokesman said.

As for the crashed vehicle, it’s involved but police are not yet sure how.

BREAKING NEWS- Heavy police presence near Sunset Acres Elementary School, close to Jewella Avenue. Kenley Hargett is gathering details! Kids with backpacks can be seen walking home from school as police respond to reports of gunfire and a vehicle crashed into a tree >>> https://bit.ly/3eoFQ0x

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Children with backpacks could be seen walking home from the school in the 6500 block of West Canal Boulevard.

KSLA News 12′s Kenley Hargett is on the scene. Residents tell him this is not the first report of gunfire in their neighborhood.

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

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