Police investigating homicide in West Shreveport neighborhood

Crime

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police are investigating a homicide in a West Shreveport neighborhood. Police found a man dead inside a home after his family called for a welfare check.

Around 11 AM Monday morning, police responded to reports of a body in the 3400 block of West 70th Street. They found the man laying on the floor near the entry of the home from one gunshot. Police say a shots fired call came in around 3 AM for the same general area that may be connected to the homicide.

“They (police) were approached by family members here who said that they had concerns over an elderly family member that suffered from multiple health concerns not answering the door,” said Cpl. Angie Willhite with SPD.

Shreveport Fire and Police made entry into the residence where they located the victim.

This homicide comes from a string of multiple shots fired over the past weekend. At least six people were shot between Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. Over 16 shots fired calls came in over the weekend.

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