Shreveport police investigate shooting, detain possible suspect

It’s the second shooting reported within less than an hour in the city

Shreveport police investigate shooting, detain possible suspect
Shreveport police say they have detained a possible suspect as they investigate a shooting in the 2600 block of West College Street that was reported at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, April 8. It was the second shooting reported in less than an hour in the city, Caddo 911 dispatch records show. (Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Shreveport police are investigating a shooting that sent one person to a hospital with a gunshot wound to his side.

And authorities say they have detained a potential suspect.

The shooting in the 2600 block of West College Street was reported at 6:44 p.m. Thursday, April 8, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

The victim was standing in a front yard when a van stopped and a man fired two shots, striking him at least once. A bullet went through his left arm and into his upper chest. Authorities said his wounds did not appear to be life-threatening.

Police have nine units and there’s one Fire Department unit still on the scene.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about this shooting to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300. Or contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the group’s website or using the P3 Tips app to submit information anonymously.

Man shot outside a home on West College

It was the second shooting reported within less than an hour in Shreveport. Another was reported at 5:52 p.m. on Wisteria Street between Standard Oil Road and Lotus Lane, dispatch records show.

Authorities say that one was self-inflicted. A firearm discharged when the victim pulled the magazine out, told his friend the gun would not fire and then put the gun to his own head, they said.

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