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January 10 11:58 AM

Police probe shooting that injured teenager


Authorities need the public’s help to locate two men they say are suspected of shooting a local teenager in north Shreveport last Friday, Jan. 3.

At about 6:22 p.m. Shreveport police officers were dispatched to a shooting in the 2100 block of Grimmett Drive.

When officers arrived on the scene, a 16-year-old male victim was found suffering what appeared to be a gunshot wound to the leg. The teen, who was conscious and breathing, was subsequently transported by the Shreveport Fire Department to University Health Medical Center with what were described as nonlife-threatening injuries.

There were no witnesses to the shooting; however, the victim told investigators that two men, standing between 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall with thin builds and wearing hooded sweatshirts, approached him as he walked through a nearby trail.

The victim also said that the men began shooting at him for reasons unknown.

The suspected gunmen were last seen fleeing the area immediately following the shooting.

At this time, authorities are seeking to identify and apprehend those persons responsible for the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call Shreveport police detectives at 673-6955 or Crime Stoppers at 673-7373.

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