SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Police are investigating a shooting at an apartment complex in northwest Shreveport that left a man dead Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Shreveport Police Department, an emergency call came in shortly before 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. 11 police units responded to the Cooper Road Plaza Apartments in north Shreveport in response to the shooting, and two fire department units responded when called for a medical emergency for a victim that was seriously wounded.
Eric Miller, a neighbor who has lived in the area for more than 15 years, tried to perform CPR for a half-hour until paramedics arrived on the scene. Miller says while they were calling for help they were asking them to hurry, and the victim was still trying to breathe.
Police confirmed a middle-aged man was shot in the neck and the stomach. He was transported to Ochsner with life-threatening injuries where he was later confirmed deceased.
“It’s a tragedy. I don’t know what we’re gonna do about this place,” Miller said. “I asked the Lord to bless me to get my kids up out of here. It’s just, it’s just too much goes on here.”
A person of interest has been detained by police. They report that it appears to have been a domestic dispute.
The shooting marks the 80th homicide in Shreveport this year.
This is a developing story. More information will be provided as it becomes available.