Shreveport, LA – At least five people were shot after a gunman opened fire in an area of heavy traffic congestion in Shreveport on Sunday night.
One of the victims was shot multiple times, and another victim was shot in the head, Reuters reported.
The attack occurred at approximately 9:02 p.m. on April 18 near a Wendy’s restaurant on Hearne Avenue between Merwin Street and Emery Street, a Shreveport Police Department (SPD) spokesperson told reporters later that night.
He said officers were on their way to a call regarding heavy traffic congestion in the area when gunfire suddenly erupted.
“During that congestion, numerous shots were fired,” the SPD spokesperson said. “We had officers here right immediately as [the call] went out.”
Cell phone footage showed a large group of vehicles parked in various directions when the barrage of gunfire erupted.
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Shooting victims soon started showing up at various local hospitals, the SPD spokesperson said.
“We have detectives on scene at the hospitals trying to get all this pieced together, so this is just the very first stages of the investigation,” he told reporters.
A total of five gunshot victims arrived at Ochsners LSU Health, KSLA reported.
It is unclear how many victims were transported to other area hospitals.
The severity of the victims’ injuries has not been released.
Police have not released any information about the shooter.
It is unknown whether or not they have taken anyone into custody in connection with the attack.
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