Shooting at local park leaves teen injured

Monday, July 14, 2014 - 11:44am

Police are working to apprehend the person or person responsible for an afternoon shooting at a west Shreveport park that injured a teenager.

Just before 6:00 p.m. on July 13, 2014, Shreveport Police officers responded to a report of gunshots fired at Bilberry Park in the 3000 block of Lakeshore Drive. Upon arrival, patrolmen found what appeared to be blood stains on the basket ball court as well spent cartridge casings and a small baggie containing a green leafy substance suspected to be marijuana. Moments later, authorities were notified a 14 year old male was at Willis-Knighton Medical Center in the 2600 block of Greenwood Road seeking treatment for wounds to his leg and elbow. The wounds were described as non-life-threatening and officers believe shrapnel from the projectiles grazed the victim.

Detectives immediately initiated an investigation and, based on information and evidence gathered during the early stages of their ongoing inquiry, believe at least two groups of individuals were involved in a dispute at the park that ultimately culminated in a physical altercation. At least one of the subjects apparently left the scene following the fight and returned with a firearm, firing multiple shots. Anyone with any information regarding this shooting is urged to contact Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373 or 


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