One dead; another injured in overnight shooting


One man is killed and another in the hospital after a shooting in the Highland neighborhood.

Shreveport Police say a patrol officer heard shots fired just after 1 a.m. this morning near Merrick street and Highland avenue.

As the officer was calling in the report… He heard a second round of gun shots.

“As he’s coming down Merrick, trying to find the shots, he sees two male subjects running northbound. One has a handgun on him. And he chases one of them, until he gets over the fence on him” said Cap. Steve Pierce.

Officers found a man shot dead on a porch and another man in the front yard who was shot several times.

He was rushed to the hospital. No word yet on his condition.

One suspect is now in custody, but police are still searching for a second suspect.

If you have any information call Crime Stoppers.

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