New Year’s Day shooting in Shreveport lands 8-year-old in hospital, teen behind bars

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(1/1/19) An  8-year-old boy is in the hospital and a teenager is in jail following a shooting on New Year’s morning.

The shooting happened shortly after 4 a.m. Tuesday in the 9000 block of Kingston Rd.

When police arrived the child was suffering from a gunshot wound to the foot.  He was taken to Ochsner LSU health Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  

During the investigation authorities learned that the shooting happened inside an apartment home where the 8-year-old was present along with several others.

Detectives also determined that 17-year-old Shuntaye Thomas was handling a gun when it fired striking the child.

Following an interview investigators arrested Thomas and booked him into the Shreveport City Jail on one count of illegal use of a weapon.  

Thomas also faces charges of possession of schedule one narcotics, after illegal drugs were found inside the home. 

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