UPDATE: 5-year-old grazed by bullet in Ruston late night shooting

Ruston shooting leaves 5-year-old injured.
By  | 

RUSTON, La. (KNOE) - A shooting in Lincoln Parish leaves one neighborhood on edge. In a press release, Ruston Police stated they responded to a child being injured on Second Avenue, on Thursday night around 10:30.

When they arrived at the scene, they found an injured 5-year-old girl inside a home. The release states a bullet grazed the victim. She was taken to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center but later released with minor injuries.

Detectives conducted interviews and collected evidence from the scene. So far, there are no suspects, and officers have not made any arrests. Officers are working to find out where the shots came from and why they were fired.

Witnesses told KNOE they heard multiple gunshots. Some neighbors said they sounded like "fireworks."

Authorities add:

If anyone has information regarding this or any other crime, they are requested to contact the Ruston Police Department’s Criminal Investigative Division at 318-255-4141 or Crimestoppers of Lincoln Parish. Crimestoppers information can be given in several ways; either by calling 318-255-1111, text a tip to "TIP515 plus your message" to CRIMES (274637), or submit a tip online at www.rustonlincolncrimestoppers.com. But please keep in mind that crimes in progress should always be reported immediately to the appropriate law enforcement agency or by calling 911.


For breaking news and weather alerts, download the KNOE News app:

Download for iOS

Download for Android