SPD IDs 18-year-old wounded by gunfire in Shreveport

Published: Aug. 10, 2017 at 8:18 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 10, 2017 at 12:13 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Two men are recovering after "dozens" of gunshots were exchanged early Thursday.

Officers got a call regarding a shooting at 2:35 a.m. in the 4400 block of Long Street between Elliot Avenue and Carver Lane. That's in Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood.

Witnesses told police that dozens of shots rang out between two groups of people, according to officers on the scene.

Roderick Mahoney, 18, was wounded when gunfire struck him in the arm and his foot was grazed by a bullet, according to a news release from Shreveport police spokeswoman Cpl. Angie Willhite.

Another man was grazed by a bullet to the leg. Mahoney was driven to Willis-Knighton North by a friend. The vehicle had sustained damage from "multiple projectiles" according to Willhite.

Officers on the scene say that all injuries are considered to be non-life-threatening.

Shreveport police have collected evidence from the scene, including dozens of shell casings. Mahoney could not provide a description of the shooter or shooters.

Anyone with information is urged to contact CrimeStoppers at 318-673-7373 or visit www.lockemup.org.

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