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MONROE, La. (KTVE/KARD) — On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, Monroe Police were dispatched to the 3000 block of Gordon Avenue in reference to a shotspotter alert and 911 call. Upon arrival, officers discovered a 4-year-old female suffering from a gunshot wound in her right leg while she was inside the residence.
During the investigation, authorities discovered that the shooting took place due to a robbery occurring near the residence. During the incident, a suspect began firing several rounds at a victim inside of a vehicle.
According to police, at least one of the rounds struck the juvenile victim inside the home. Detectives identified the alleged suspects as a 17-year-old male and 21-year-old Bryant Matthews.
Officers learned that the 17-year-old suspect allegedly provided the weapon to Mattews who committed the robbery and fired the firearm. Both alleged suspects were placed under arrest.
The 17-year-old suspect was charged with weapon offenses. Matthews was charged with two counts of Attempted Second Degree Murder and Armed Robbery.
According to authorities, the juvenile victim was taken to a local hospital and is in stable condition.