Girl, 13, dies after being struck by stray bullet in Shreveport’s South Highland neighborhood
Bullet was fired during a rolling shootout involving 3 vehicles, Shreveport’s police chief reports
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 13-year-old girl who was struck by a stray bullet has died, according to Shreveport police records.
The shooting happened the afternoon of Sunday, May 1 in the city’s South Highland neighborhood.
Landry Anglin was shot just before 1:30 p.m. at a residence in the 4500 block of Fairfield Avenue, the Caddo coroner’s office reports. She was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where she died at 2:42 p.m. An autopsy has been ordered.
Several shots were fired during a rolling shootout involving three vehicles, Shreveport’s police chief reports.
The teenager was inside a house on Fairfield Avenue when she was hit by a single bullet, Police Chief Wayne Smith told KSLA News 12.
Councilwoman LeVette Fuller will hold a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 5 in the cafeteria at Caddo Magnet High School, located at 1601 Viking Dr. in Shreveport.
Anglin’s death marks the 21st homicide this year in Caddo Parish.
Officials with Caddo Parish Public Schools confirm Anglin was a student at Caddo Middle Magnet. She was almost done with her eighth-grade year.
The teen’s grandmother says she was artistic and played lacrosse for Caddo Middle Magnet. She says her granddaughter had a “fabulous” sense of humor and always had a smile on her face. She also says Landry was a wonderful big sister and was “destined to do big things in this world.”
Police have recovered one of the vehicles believed to have been involved in the shootout and are looking for others.
First responders were summoned to Fairfield between Delaware Street and Erie Street at 2:23 p.m. Sunday, May 1, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Initially, five Shreveport Fire Department units responded to a medical emergency at that location. Shreveport Police Department sent eight units to a report of a shooting there.
Neighbors told KSLA News 12 they heard what sounded like multiple gunshots about 2:20 p.m.
Several members of the Shreveport City Council also responded to the scene.
Dispatch records also show police responding to a call at 3:02 p.m. about a suspicious vehicle on Fairfield Avenue between Mitchell Lane and Pierremont Road. It’s not immediately clear whether that call is related to the shooting.
The community came out to show love and support for Anglin a day after she was killed by a stray bullet. Dozens marched down Fairfield Avenue to near the home where Anglin was hit by one of dozens of bullets fired Sunday. They did so to call for an end to the senseless violence in the city. Many people of all ages say this should be the breaking point, so they walked, coming together for one solid purpose: change.
City leaders say enough is enough, and they can’t fix anything alone; they need help from everyone.
”Unfortunately, this is the sixth person this year that was a teenager that was taken from our community and never can we ever make that a normal thing,” said Mayor Adrian Perkins.
“The first step to solving the problem is doing just what we’re doing here today, just coming together,” said Councilman John Nickelson.
“Every time this happens in any neighborhood in the city, it’s all of our children and we have failed our children,” said Councilwoman LeVette Fuller.
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