Overnight shooting sends young child to the hospital

Overnight shooting sends young child to the hospital

A little girl is hurt after being hit with gun fire in Shreveport's Caddo Heights neighborhood.
A little girl is hurt after being hit with gun fire in Shreveport's Caddo Heights neighborhood.

The child was shot in the leg as she slept in her bed.

It happened along the 2000 block of Murray Street just past 11:30 p.m. Monday.

Shreveport Police say an 8-year-old girl was sleeping in her bed when a bullet entered her room through a bedroom window.

The child was struck in the leg by the gun shot and family members immediately called 9-1-1.

She was taken by ambulance to LSU Medical Center.

Police say the girl's injury is serious but hospital officials expect her to survive.

Detectives say, in all, two shots were fired and police are searching for the gunman.


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