Authorities are investigating a pair of unrelated shootings that left two victims recovering at a local hospital.
At approximately 8:21 p.m. on May 18, 2012, Shreveport Police patrol officers were dispatched to a home in the 300 block of West 77th Street relative to a shooting. Upon arrival, patrolmen discovered 26 year old Marcus Kellum suffering from a single gunshot wound to the leg. Kellum was transported to a local hospital by the Shreveport Fire Department with what was described as a non-life threatening injury.
Kellum told detectives he was standing in the front yard of a home there on West 77th Street when two black male suspects in a primer gray truck pulled up and beckoned him to the vehicle. According to the victim, one of the men suddenly produced a handgun and fired a shot at him, striking him in the leg. The assailants subsequently fled the scene of the crime. Kellum was unable to provide investigators with the identity of the men who attacked him.
Less than four hours later, officers were dispatched to the emergency room at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in the 2600 block of Greenwood Road relative to a victim there who had been shot. Upon arrival, officers learned an adult female victim arrived at the hospital in a private auto suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was stabilized and subsequently transported to a local hospital where she underwent emergency surgery. Medical personnel told investigators they expect her to survive the injury.
According to a man who was allegedly with the woman at the time of the crime, he and the victim were walking on Valley View Drive near Mansfield Road when an older model black sedan occupied by four black male suspects pulled up beside them. The men started talking to the victim when one of them pulled out a handgun and shot her. At this point in their inquiry, detectives are not ruling anything out and their investigation is ongoing at this hour. Anyone with any information regarding these cases is urged to call Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.