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September 04 08:29 AM

Authorities seek answers in shooting that injured 16 year old

 A local teen continues to recover following a shooting in Shreveport’s Cherokee Park subdivision Tuesday night.

Just after 7:30 p.m. on September 3, 2013, Shreveport Police officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Mayfair Drive relative to a reported shooting.  Upon arrival at the scene, officers learned a 16 year old male juvenile had been shot once in the upper body.  The teen, which was taken to LSUHSC with serious injuries, is expected to survive.


Contact was made with Shreveport Police Violent Crimes detectives and Crime Scene investigators, who responded to the scene immediately launching probes into the matter.  Authorities obtained information suggesting the teen was shot while at Mamie Hicks Park, located just blocks away from where he was located.  It is believed the teen ran from the park after being struck and later collapsed in the 300 block of Mayfair Drive.  Preliminary information suggests an exchange of gunfire erupted following a dispute of unknown nature between two groups of male subjects gathered at the park.  Detectives are working diligently to identify and apprehend the person or persons responsible for this crime.  As the investigation continues, those with information relative to the shooting are asked to contact Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org


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