Man dies of gunshot to head; teen also wounded in shooting

"I'm asking, please, come forth and give us peace"
(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Bubba Kneipp/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police say a man has died from a head wound he sustained in a shooting Sunday afternoon.

The 42-year-old man died shortly after being taken to the hospital, Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

A 15-year-old male also was wounded in the shooting at 4:29 p.m. Sunday at Jewella Avenue at Jackson Street in Shreveport, according to Caddo 911 dispatch records.

Officers found a Hyundai Elantra parked on Jackson and facing east, police Cpl. Marcus Hines said.

In the car was the 42-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his head.

The 15-year-old male had been shot multiple times.

"His relationship to the man who was shot inside the vehicle is unclear at this time," Hines said. "We are working to determine if there is a connection."

It appears that both the man and the teenager were in the same area when they were shot, Hines said.

Police released new information Monday suggesting the teen and another person were walking along Jewella Avenue when a vehicle drove by and someone inside opened fire.

Several gunshots hit the teen, who is in critical condition.

The 42-year-old was driving east on Jackson Street when he was shot.

Authorities found narcotics in the car.

"So it's likely that this may have some undertones of narcotic activity," Hines said.

"Drug paraphernalia was also located inside that vehicle. So we are exploring that avenue of the investigation as well."

Investigators also recovered shell casings at the scene.

But they could not yet say how many guns were used, Hines said.

Police also have no information about any possible suspects, he added.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about the case to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the organization's website, lockemup.org, or using the P3Tips app.

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