Child hit by stray bullet fired during gun battle at Shreveport apartment complex
Another bullet entered a residence occupied by a 90-year-old couple
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A 5-year-old was rushed to the hospital after being hit by a stray bullet, authorities said.
It happened the night of Monday, May 16 on Patzman Street at the Canaan Village Apartments in Shreveport’s Allendale neighborhood, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
The child was in an apartment when a gun battle erupted outside of the complex, authorities said. The bullet struck the child in the leg. Police say the child’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening.
Another bullet entered an apartment occupied by a 90-year-old couple who have lived all their lives in Allendale. Neither was injured.
Authorities urge anyone with any information about this shooting to call Shreveport police detectives at 318-673-7300 or 318-673-6955.
Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime. And Councilman Jerry Bowman said he’s willing to add up to $2,000 to double the reward.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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