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Young girl shot in the leg while sleeping, shooter still on the loose

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SHREVEPORT, La. -

An 8-year-old girl is lucky to be alive today, after she was struck by a stray bullet while she slept in her Westwood neighborhood home.

Meanwhile, the shooter is still on the loose.

It happened outside a home in the 2000 block of Murray Street, near Mansfield Road in Shreveport, just before midnight on Monday.

Police say the girl and her family were sleeping inside the home when an unidentified man fired multiple rounds in the direction of the house with what's described as a large caliber weapon.

One of those bullets hit the girl in the legs, as she slept on the top bunk of her bed.

Authorities say the suspect then fled the scene on foot.

"When we have a person or persons who act in a manner so egregious and so reckless, without concern or care for anyone else, so as to fire a firearm in a residential area, that's a problem. And our investigators take those kind of crimes seriously. We take any kind of violent crime seriously," says Bill Goodin, with the Shreveport Police Department.

No one else was injured, and police say the girl is expected to fully recover.

At this point, a detailed description of that suspect or suspects is still not available, so authorities are asking anyone with information to please come forward and contact Crimestoppers at (318) 673-7373.

 

 

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