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Two teens arrested after 7-year-old grazed by bullet at Bossier City apartments

Both boys face a charge of attempted first-degree murder
Bossier police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on Saturday, May 7.
Bossier police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on Saturday, May 7.(KSLA)
Published: May. 7, 2022 at 3:05 PM CDT
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BOSSIER CITY, La. (KSLA) - Two teenagers are in custody after a 7-year-old girl was grazed by a bullet Saturday, May 7.

Two boys ages 14 and 15 face the following charges:

  • Attempted first-degree murder
  • Aggravated criminal damage to property
  • Illegal use of weapons
  • Illegal possession of a handgun by a juvenile

Bossier City police responded to reports of a drive-by shooting on the afternoon of Saturday, May 7. The incident occurred at North Park Apartments on Montgomery Lane.

According to Lt. Bart Cavanaugh, several people were sitting on steps near a building when someone started shooting. A 7-year-old was reportedly grazed on the head by a bullet. The child was transported to Ochsner LSU Health for treatment and was later released that night.

The incident remains under investigation. The two teens were booked into Ware Youth Detention Center and have a bond of $485,000 each.

BCPD notes more arrests are possible.

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