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Trio of weekend shootings keep police busy

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 Shreveport Police patrol officers, along with  Violent Crimes investigators have been kept busy following three separate shootings this weekend.


The first incident was reported just before 2:30 a.m. on December 14, 2013 when patrol officers responded to reports of a male shot in the 1900 block of Texas Avenue.  Upon the arrival of officers, information was gathered suggesting the male victim, identified as 31 year old Alvin Lattier of Shreveport, suffered a grazing wound to the neck following an alleged brawl that occurred at a party being held in the block.  Information was gathered that shots rang out from a suspect vehicle described as a red, four door sedan which fled the scene after firing numerous rounds.  Lattier, who suffered only minor injuries, was not transported to the hospital and is expected to fully recover from his injuries.  Investigators are currently seeking additional information as the investigation into the shooting continues.


A second shooting occurred Just after 3:00 a.m. Sunday December 15, 2013, when Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to Willis Knighton Hospital’s north location relative to two men who arrived by private vehicle at the hospital's emergency room suffering apparent gunshot wounds.  The men were identified as 19 year old Gary McCain along with an associate, adult male Darien Adams, whose age was not readily available.  Both men were treated at the hospital for injuries that were considered to be non life-threatening. Investigators along with crime scene personnel arrived at the intersection of Linwood Avenue near Oakdale Street after gaining information that the shooting reportedly occurred near that location and is believed to have stemmed from a physical dispute involving McCain and Adams versus a group of offenders known to both men.  Preliminary information suggests Darien Adams sustained a non life threatening gunshot wound to the hip after being accidentally shot by McCain, who was arrested and charged with a single count illegal use of a weapon from a moving vehicle. McCain was booked into the Shreveport City Jail.                                                      

Gary McCain
Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office


A third shooting incident occurring at approximately 6:15 p.m. Sunday evening, sent a local man and woman to the hospital with one suffering serious injuries.  The 7100 block of Janey Lane was the location where Shreveport Police Patrol officers responded after receiving a call that a man had been shot while inside a vehicle accompanied by a female acquaintance.  

Investigators received information suggesting the male victim, who has not been identified, was shot once in the upper body by a male suspect who approached the vehicle armed with a handgun, wearing all dark clothing.  The female inside the vehicle was not shot; however she was transported along with the male victim, as she suffered minor injuries resulting from a subsequent vehicle crash which occurred when the male shooting victim attempted to drive away after being shot.  No one else was injured during the ordeal. The male victim is said to have suffered injuries that are potentially life threatening and was last listed in critical condition.  Police are now feverishly working to gather details surrounding the three shootings in efforts to identify and apprehend those persons responsible.  Persons with any information into either case is urged to contact Caddo Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org                            

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