On Saturday, just after 6:30 p.m., Shreveport Police patrol officers responded to University Health Hospital, 1501 Kings Highway, on reports of a three-year-old arriving at the emergency room with a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg. Officers were told that the incident took place inside of a vehicle in the 2700 block of Murray Street. They responded to that location but were unable to locate the vehicle.
Detectives responded and launched their investigation. Multiple people were interviewed relative to the incident. As detectives were conducting interviews, 24-year-old Lacory Henry of the 7100 block of Willshire Drive, arrived at University Health Hospital suffering from a gunshot wound to the anus.
Through witness interviews, detectives learned that Henry was connected to the shooting incident and allegedly removed evidence from the crime scene. He was charged with Obstruction of Justice and booked into the Shreveport City Jail following his release from the hospital.
The family told KTBS 3 the child went into the car and accidentally shot himself in the leg.
Department of Child and Family Services is notified anytime a child is endangered or injured due to neglect. In this case, DCFS responded and released the child to family members.
The investigation is ongoing.
(SHREVEPORT, LA) - Shreveport Police spokesperson Angie Wlihite tells KTBS 3 that a 3 year old child has been shot in the leg and is currently at University Health. The Child arrived at the hospital by a private vehicle. Police were told about the child just before 6:30 this evening.
The shooting happened on the 2700 block of Murray Street.
Details are limited at his time.
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