Two dead, one critical in Sunday afternoon shootings that spanned from West-to-East 70th

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SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Two people are dead and one person is in critical condition after an early Sunday evening gunfight, according to Shreveport Police.

It all happened just after 5:30 p.m., when officers were called to investigate reports of a shooting at the intersection of West 70th Street and Linwood Avenue in front of Linwood Public Charter School. When they arrived, officers found two males inside a vehicle suffering from gunshot wounds.

Both victims were taken to Ochsner LSU Health Hospital by Shreveport Fire Department ambulances. Shreveport Police have confirmed that one of these victims has died.

Shortly after 6 p.m., another call came in reporting a shooting on East 70th Street and Gilbert Drive. There, officers found a woman fatally shot inside a vehicle. Witnesses said the shootings were part of a rolling gunfight that concluded on East 70th Street where the deceased female was found.

The fatal shootings brought the city’s total to three on Sunday after an early morning argument outside a north Shreveport liquor store led to a shooting that left one man dead and a bystander injured after she was run over by the suspect’s getaway car.

The spate of violence had Shreveport police working three active violent crime scenes within a span of 45 minutes Sunday afternoon. Minutes before the shootings broke out along 70th Street, officers responding to reports of an armed person on Abilene Street near Fairfield and Thornhill Avenues arrived to find an elderly woman who was suffering from multiple stab wounds and cuts to her face.

She was taken to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the stabbing was not related to the shootings and her godson has been arrested in connection with the case.

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