3-year-old recovering after being hit in the face by buckshot

3-year-old recovering after being hit by gunfire

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - A little girl is recovering from injuries she received from walking down a busy Shreveport street.

Officers got the call just before 3 p.m. to University Health when a 3-year-old girl was sent in with an injury to the face.

The child's mother said that her daughter and her child's father were walking down Linwood Avenue, near Midway Avenue when a man in a white, newer model SUV (possibly a Chevrolet Tahoe) drove by them and fired a shotgun — striking the child.

That's when the woman noticed her daughter's face was bloodied.

According to Shreveport Police Spokeswoman Cpl. Angie Willhite, the child was struck multiple times by buckshot.

Her injuries are considered non-life-threatening.

Anyone with information is asked to call Shreveport police at (318) 673-7300 or Shreveport-Caddo CrimeStoppers at (318) 673-7373 or visit the group's website www.lockemup.org.

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