NBC 6 Exclusive: Witness to Waffle House Shooting speaks out

A woman dining at Waffle House tells what happened when another customer started firing shots in the restaurant.

A witness to Saturday's Waffle House shooting speaks exclusively to NBC 6's Stephanie Claytor.  The woman said the man shot at her and her friend as they ran out the door of the restaurant on Financial Drive.

"To come so close to death like that, someone could’ve really gotten hurt,” said Alexandra Blakemore, who is seven months pregnant.  “It’s just really shocking.”

Blakemore, 22, of Shreveport, was eating with her friend at the Waffle House around 3:15 p.m. Saturday when a man sitting behind her started shooting.

"He was just took a couple of bites of his food, and he just got up and pulled out a gun," said Blakemore.

Blakemore said the man fired four shots at two Waffle House employees as they fled the restaurant, and two shots at her and her friend as they ran out behind them.

Shreveport Police said the shooter is Alan Ray Ferguson, 56, of Shreveport. He’s in the Shreveport City Jail, charged with attempted first degree murder.

He’s accused of shooting Waffle House employee Judith Spann in the arm. As of
Sunday, she’s at University Health, in good condition.

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