Child, man shot in Shreveport

A toddler was shot in the back of her head. (Source: KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A toddler is fighting for her life after being shot in the back of her head, authorities say.

The 1- to 2-year-old child and her father were wounded in the shooting Friday evening in Shreveport’s College Heights neighborhood.

It happened at 5:31 p.m. Friday at Linwwod Homes, an apartment complex in the 7200 block of Bernstein Avenue, Caddo 911 dispatch records show.

That’s where police found a vehicle that had been shot multiple times, Police Chief Ben Raymond said.

The toddler, her father and another male were in the vehicle.

The girl’s father, who was driving the vehicle, was shot in his lower left leg.

Police have 10 units on the scene between West 70th Street and West 74th Street.

Firefighters have six units responding to a medical emergency at the same location.

Authorities urge anyone with any information about the shooting to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the organization’s website, lockemup.org, or using the P3 Tips app.

The nonprofit pays cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for crimes.

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