SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has released the name of the teen girl struck and killed by a stray bullet from a rolling shootout in the city’s South Highlands neighborhood Sunday afternoon.
According to the coroner’s office, 13-year-old Landry Anglin died at Oschner LSU Health Shreveport, where she was taken after she was wounded just before 1:30 p.m. while inside a home in the 4500 block of Fairfield Ave.
Shreveport police believe the shots were fired between multiple vehicles chasing each other along Erie Street.
Police Chief Wayne Smith was on the scene.
“I’m sad, my heart is broken” Smith said. “I’m almost left speechless that someone would make an attempt to harm someone else, but even more so, my heart is shattered because an innocent person got injured.”
“My heart goes out to the family and my prayers are with them,” said Dist. C council member John Nickelson. “We gotta work together as a council, as a community and as a body of elected officals to happening throughout the city.”
Police have recovered one of the vehicles believed to have been involved in the shootout and are looking for the others.
The police chief says the gunmen responsible are still at large.