In a Shreveport residence, five adults and three children were shot on Sunday afternoon. Two people are in serious condition. Among them are a woman who was shot in the eye and a 3-year-old boy who was hit in the chest.
Two young children, 3 and 5, are also among the injured.
It started shooting at 1:59 p.m. According to Caddo 911 dispatch records, the incident happened on Sugar Lane on Sunday, January 22 in the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. area.
According to Police Chief Wayne Smith, it might have been a drive-by shooting.
The police chief continued, “There is no question that someone purposefully targeted that residence based on the quantity and distribution of shot casings discovered at the site. At the intersection of Sugar Lane and Northside Road, there were at least 40 empty shot casings from two different guns.
According to the police chief, a bedroom and a living room were the primary targets of the shots.
There hasn’t been much information published by the police about potential suspects. They do think they are looking for a black pickup, though.
The police chief expressed his intense rage at anyone attempting to harm another person, but in particular at someone who would carelessly fire into a house.
Smith mentioned the shootings on Sugar Lane, early Sunday morning in Baton Rouge, and a recent shooting in California, saying, “We are doing everything we can to get weapons off the streets and out of the hands of those who do things like that.”
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