Drive-by shooting reported outside city council candidate watch party in Shreveport

Published: Nov. 8, 2022 at 9:01 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport emergency officials responded to the scene of a reported drive-by shooting outside of a city council candidate’s watch party Tuesday night (Nov. 8).

According to Caddo Parish dispatch records, at least half a dozen medical units responded to the 9700 block of Baird Road between Interport and Ferrara drives at about 8:30 p.m. The location is where city council candidate, Alan Jackson, is holding his watch party Tuesday night at the Southern Hills Business Association.

Police say a man who was going to the watch party was pulling into the parking lot of the building when a Dodge Charger pulled up and shot at the vehicle four times. The man inside was hit in the upper body and taken to a local hospital; his injuries are considered non-life-threatening at this time. The Charger was last seen heading west on Baird.

Police say at this time, there’s no indication the attack was politically motivated, or related to the election watch party.

At least half a dozen units with the Shreveport Police Department also responded to the scene.

Anyone with information about what happened should call SPD at 318-673-7300 #3, or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 318-673-7373.