Shooting, crash near Linwood Charter leaves man fighting for his life


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — Police are on the scene of a crash and shooting in Shreveport’s Cedar Grove neighborhood, where a man was shot multiple times Friday afternoon.

According to the Shreveport Police Department, officers received a call around 5:15 p.m. about a shooting in the intersection of West 70th Street and Linwood Avenue.

When police arrived at the scene, they found a man suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was taken to Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport with life-threatening injuries.

SPD says a gunman in a light-colored Cadillac was chasing the victim in a black sedan. The gunman got out of their car and shot the victim multiple times.

The suspect slammed into a grey car while trying to get away. Children were inside the grey car and are uninjured, but the driver was rushed to the hospital. Police are actively searching for the gunman in connection with the incident.

Detectives are asking anyone with information are asked to call the Shreveport Police Department at 318-673-7300. Those wishing to remain are asked to contact Caddo Shreveport Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

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