Pregnant woman recovering after being hit by gunfire in Shreveport

Published: May. 28, 2017 at 12:08 PM CDT|Updated: May. 28, 2017 at 10:50 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Neighbors who heard gunshots early Sunday morning in Shreveport are disturbed to hear the shooting victim is a pregnant mother of two, now recovering in the hospital.

"She was standing like right here in this area. And they said the car stopped at the corner. And when the car stopped at the corner, they just started shooting," said Marliseya Peoples, who described herself as the wounded woman's best friend.

Peoples retraced the steps of her friend, whom she said was shot in her right thigh outside Peoples' house.

It happened about 1:30 a.m. Sunday in the 6100 block of Canal Boulevard.

Police say the shots came from a white Chevrolet Tahoe on Meadow Street near Canal Boulevard.

Doctors described the woman's wound as possibly life-threatening. but Peoples insisted her best friend is expected to survive.

The trouble all started hours earlier when a huge group of people went on a trail ride in Haughton, Peoples said.

She said they had to leave early when fights broke out.

"And I knew the people. I knew 'em. So, by me knowing them, they came to my house."

Peoples showed us the two holes where bullets hit her house and another in a car in her yard.

Neighbor after neighbor said the shooting is far from an isolated incident.

They pointed to a neighbor's door that had three bullet holes.

The homeowner said the holes came from stray bullets in a shooting a few weeks back.

Vernita Brown said neighbors like her live in fear.

"Every night we go to bed, we have to jump out of our bed and lay on the floor because they shooting up people's houses."

A fellow neighbor said he's had enough.

"Me and my sister thinking about moving to a retirement home. Yes, it's not the same neighborhood it was 20 years ago."

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