Shreveport police investigate 2 shootings within minutes, including drive-by that wounded child and teen


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police are on the scene of a second shooting in the city Wednesday afternoon that left a man wounded, less than 15 minutes after a drive-by shooting in Cedar Grove that sent a child and a teenager to the hospital.

Police were called to the reports of a drive-by shooting on E. 68th St. near Thornhill in Cedar Grove at 2:45 p.m. Wednesday, where they found a girl believed to be 5 or 6 years of age and a 15-year-old boy suffering from gunshot wounds.

The little girl sustained a gunshot to the arm, while the teen was shot in the leg.  

The children were taken to Ochsner LSU heath for treatment. Crime scene investigators and detectives are at the scene collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses.

Less than 15 minutes later, officers were called to Mackey Lane near Letha Loop in the Southwood neighborhood for a report of another shooting. According to SPD, 22-year-old Johnquavious Harris was taken into custody in a nearby wooded area shortly after the shooting and is charged with one count of aggravated battery for his alleged involvement

Shreveport police are investigating a shooting on Mackey Lane near Letha Loop in the Southwood neighborhood Wednesday afternoon that left one man wounded. (Source: KTAL/KMSS Staff)

NBC6/FOX33 has a crew on both scene and will update details as they become available.

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