Downtown Shreveport shooting leads to 6 injured; DDA releases statement

Published: Mar. 25, 2023 at 6:28 AM CDT|Updated: Mar. 25, 2023 at 6:46 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A shooting on Texas Street, downtown, leads to several injured and one fighting for their life.

On March 25, at 1:44 a.m., the Shreveport Police Department (SPD) responded to a shooting at the Texas Street and Market Street intersection.

6 injured in shooting in downtown Shreveport.
6 injured in shooting in downtown Shreveport.(KSLA)

When officers arrived they discovered that the victims were waiting at the intersection when a silver car pulled up and several men stepped out of the vehicle and began to fire rifles. Several shots were fired by the suspects. Three men and three women were shot, and the suspects fled the scene.

The Shreveport Downtown Development Authority (DDA) released a statement at 9:10 a.m. in reference to the shooting.

“Several people who were enjoying a night out with friends were caught in the middle of some senseless argument that led to gunfire. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who were injured or terrified, and with their families, who are now going through this trauma, too. This is something that no one should ever have to experience, " says the Shreveport DDA’s statement.

The DDA has been in contact with Shreveport Police Chief Wayne Smith, Mayor Tom Arceneaux, and District B Councilman Gary Brooks, as well as the business and property owners downtown. All in which are expressing equal amounts of concern and disgust, as well as a desire to prevent any such crimes from happening again.

“It is safe to say that the persons responsible for this crime do not care about their victims, do not care about downtown, and do not care about our city. They are the outliers in a city filled with many more good people than bad,” the DDA says, expressing their anger about the situation.

The DDA says they stand with the SPD and other partners to employ whatever means are available to bring any persons responsible to justice.

“Meanwhile, we will continue our work to make downtown a place filled with art, events, business, and opportunities. We refuse to let the bad people win,” says the final statement from the DDA.

6 injured in shooting in downtown Shreveport.
6 injured in shooting in downtown Shreveport.(KSLA)

All victims were transported to a local hospital, and one man is fighting for his life from life-threatening injuries.

A possible suspect was taken into custody later from an unrelated incident.

The investigation is currently ongoing.

Updates to come as more information becomes available.