SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Eight people — five adults and three children — in a Shreveport residence were shot Sunday afternoon.
Four are in critical condition. Those include a 3-year-old boy who was shot in his chest and a woman who was shot in the eye. Two other adults also are in critical condition.
Also among the wounded are two girls ages 3 and 5.
The shooting happened at 1:59 p.m. on Sugar Lane in the city’s Martin Luther King Jr. neighborhood, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.
Police Chief Wayne Smith said it possibly was a drive-by shooting.
The number and location of shell casings found at the scene leaves no doubt that someone specifically focused on that residence, the police chief added. Most of the bullets struck a bedroom and the living room.
He also said it makes him extremely angry that anyone would try to hurt anyone, but particularly that someone would recklessly fire into a home.
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“We are doing all that we can to get weapons off the streets and out of the hands of people who do things like that,” Smith said, referring to the mass shooting on Sugar Lane, the mass shooting early Sunday morning in Baton Rouge and a recent mass shooting in California.
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This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.
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