(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.