Detectives with the Shreveport Police Department’s Violent Crimes Unit continue their investigation into an afternoon shooting in north Shreveport that injured eight people, 2 critically.

On January 22, 2023, Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to the 1600 block of Sugar Lane on reports of a shooting. Arriving officers located seven people inside of a residence in the block suffering gunshot injuries. Three of the seven victims were juveniles under the age of ten. The four adults were women between the ages of 30 and 60. All victims were transported by the Shreveport Fire Department to a local hospital. Hospital staff determined that two of the victim’s injuries were life-threatening. A male arrived at the hospital more than an hour later advising he was present at the home and injured during the shooting. His injury was described as a very minor graze wound.

Investigators combed the neighborhood for video surveillance footage and eyewitnesses while crime scene investigators collected more than 40 shell casings of varying calibers and other items of evidence.

Detectives learned from witnesses that a dark-colored SUV pulled up in front of the residence and multiple subjects exited the vehicle and fired at least 40 times into the home. Although the investigation is still in its infancy, the preliminary information is that this is related to an ongoing dispute between two groups of individuals. More information will be released as it becomes available.

Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers is offering a reward for information leading to the identification and arrest of the perpetrators of this crime. Crime Stoppers is a nonprofit organization that pays cash to help solve crimes and capture criminals. Those wishing to submit tips can do so by calling 318-673-7373 or downloading their app, P3Tips. Remember, Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.

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