Five People Hospitalized After Being Shot In Louisiana


April 19, 2021
Story by Selman Yohannis; Photo via Bossier via Reuters
Five people have been hospitalized after being shot and injured in Shreveport, Louisiana. Police at the time were responding to traffic congestion reports when the shots were fired. 
 
A police spokesman stated, “We responded this evening to a traffic congestion and during that congestion, numerous shots were fired.” 
 
Local news outlet reported that someone was shot in the head while another suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The incident occurred around 9 pm on Sunday near Hearne Avenue. 
 
This is the third multiple shooting in the US in the last 24 hours.
Shootings have also occurred in Kenosha, Austin, and in Indianapolis from Thursday night. The recent series of shootings has increased the public’s want for stricter gun laws. Unfortunately, Washington has done little to address this major problem the US keeps facing.