Teenager fighting for his life after being shot on Roberts Street

He sustained 3 gunshot wounds to his torso
An 18-year-old was shot three times in his torso as he was walking down Roberts Street in...
An 18-year-old was shot three times in his torso as he was walking down Roberts Street in Shreveport's Mooretown neighborhood about 3:01 p.m. March 19, 2023.(Source: Tamer Knight/KSLA News 12)
Published: Mar. 19, 2023 at 3:37 PM CDT|Updated: Mar. 19, 2023 at 4:29 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — An 18-year-old is fighting for his life after having been shot while walking in Shreveport’s Mooretown neighborhood.

The teenager was on Roberts Street when three males were walking behind him and started shooting, according to police on the scene.

He was shot three times — once in his right side, once in his right arm and once in one of his legs — with a rifle-style gun, according to police. Authorities described his wounds as life-threatening.

At least 10 evidence markers can be seen in the street in the 5300 block of Roberts.

Caddo 911 dispatch records show Shreveport Fire Department sent four units to a medical emergency on Illinois Avenue between Roberts Street and Kennedy Drive at 3:01 p.m. Sunday, March 19.

Police initially received a report of gunfire at 3:03 p.m. That call soon was reclassified as a shooting. Initially, police had at least eight units on the scene, dispatch records show.

(Source: Tamer Knight/KSLA News 12)

Authorities urge anyone with any information about this shooting to call Shreveport police detectives at (318) 673-7300 or (318) 673-6955.

Or contact Caddo-Shreveport Crime Stoppers by calling (318) at 673-7373, using the organization’s website or using the P3 Tips app to provide information anonymously. Crime Stoppers will pay up to $2,000 for information that leads to the arrest of those responsible for this crime.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.


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