Six people were shot in Louisiana late Sunday, police said, marking at least the third multiple shooting within 24 hours in the US.
The six victims in Shreveport were wounded amid reports of traffic congestion on the 3800 block of Hearne Avenue, where drivers typically cruise on Sundays, police said.
Cops responded to the scene and found a man with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper body. He was rushed to a hospital and remains in critical condition, police said early Monday.
Five other victims then showed up later Sunday at the same hospital, Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport, after being taken there by private means. All five of those victims had non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
Detectives responded to the hospital and the shooting scene and interviewed multiple witnesses, police said.
“According to witnesses and the victims, they were in a crowd congregating at the Raceway fuel station near this location when multiple unknown black male suspects walked up and began firing several gunshots into the crowd,” police said in a statement to The Post.
Investigators are working Monday to identify the suspects involved. Assistant Police Chief Joey Bartlett said the gunfire erupted following a backup of traffic in the four-lane roadway. Investigators were planning on reviewing surveillance cameras from local businesses to find out exactly what prompted the shooting, Bartlett said.
“It was a pretty intense scene,” he said.
All of the victims are believed to be under the age of 30, Bartlett said.
Police were still processing the area early Monday.
“We’ll be continuing the investigation this morning,” Bartlett said.
The shooting marked at least the third instance of multiple people being wounded in one incident on Sunday.
Three people were killed earlier in the day in Austin, Texas, where a former sheriff’s detective allegedly gunned down his wife, teen daughter and the girl’s boyfriend.
And in Wisconsin, three people were died and another three were injured earlier Sunday at the Somers House Tavern in Kenosha County. The suspect had been asked to leave and then opened fire after returning, authorities said.
Six people were also wounded in a shooting Saturday at a child’s birthday party in LaPlace, Louisiana, authorities said.