Male shot multiple times during transaction that started on social media, police say

People involved in online deals should meet in a secure location that has ample lighting and cameras, authorities say
Published: Nov. 17, 2021 at 1:48 PM CST|Updated: Nov. 17, 2021 at 5:07 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A male was shot multiple times in his lower extremities at a Shreveport apartment complex during a transaction that started on social media, a police spokesman said.

The shooting at South Port Apartments in the 9300 block of Mansfield Road was reported at 1:37 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 17, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

The wounded person has been taken to Ochsner LSU Health in Shreveport for treatment of wounds that did not appear to be life-threatening, Assistant Police Chief Jay Bartlett said.

Authorities know that two people were involved in the shooting. Now investigators are backtracking the social media transaction in an attempt to identify them, Bartlett added.

At least Shreveport police units responded to the call about the shooting.

Bartlett cautioned people who engage in transactions online to meet with the other party in a secure location that is visible and has ample lighting and cameras. Avoid obscure or strange locations.

Area law enforcement agencies — including the Marshall, Texas, and Shreveport and police departments and Bossier Sheriff’s Office — offer safe areas for internet exchanges.

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