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Teen fighting for his life after being shot at Louisiana State Fair

He was on east end of midway when someone armed with handgun shot him in abdomen, police say
Police responded to a shooting Nov. 6, 2021, on the east end of the midway at the Louisiana...
Police responded to a shooting Nov. 6, 2021, on the east end of the midway at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport.(KSLA)
Published: Nov. 6, 2021 at 10:15 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 7, 2021 at 10:37 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A shooting at the Louisiana State Fair near the 3200 block of Pershing Boulevard left a juvenile male fighting for his life, authorities say.

Officials say the teen was on the east end of the midway when someone shot him in the abdomen at around 9:16 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6.

The wounded juvenile was in life-threatening condition when he was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport, authorities say.

At least 14 police units responded to the shooting, and later evacuated the fairgrounds.

A witness on the scene told KSLA News 12 that he saw a group of juveniles together, possibly throwing up gang signs, before the shots rang out.

Three males were detained the night of the incident. On Nov. 11, SPD named Donald Ray Jackson, 17, as a suspect in the shooting. He faces one count of attempted second-degree murder.

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