UPDATE: Teen arrested for Natchitoches shooting

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UPDATE:  Natchitoches Police say a teen is facing charges following a Thursday night shooting.

This morning police arrested a 16 year old black male juvenile; he was charged with two counts of attempted first murder and placed in WARE Youth Detention Center.

Simco Morris is currently listed in stable condition. The second victim was uninjured.


A man is in critical condition after being shot late last night in Natchitoches.

Police say it happened just before 9:00 p.m. near Lafayette and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

The victim, identified as Simco Morris Jr. 22, was transported to Natchitoches Regional Medical Center with a reported gunshot wound to the chest. He was and later airlift to a hospital in Shreveport. He is listed in critical condition.

This investigation is ongoing at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Detective Connell at (318)238-3911 or the Natchitoches Police Department at (318)352-8101.

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