APD tries to solve the car shooting of October 19

ALEXANDRIA, Louisiana (KALB) – The Alexandria Police Department and Central Louisiana Crime Stoppers need your help in solving a shootout in October.

It was October 19, 2021, just before 2:30 p.m., outside a house on Chester Street.

Alexandria Police said a 16-year-old girl had just gotten into her car when another vehicle started firing. The teenager told police the bullets were heading towards her car and the house.

“When she heard the gunshots she walked away and took Taft Street, then pulled into a driveway, thinking she was pulling away from the vehicle,” said Lt. Lane Windham of the Police Department. ‘Alexandria.

But, the bullets did not stop.

“The vehicle continued to fire, but then continued,” said Lt. Windham. “When she got out of her vehicle, she realized that she had been hit in the hairline of her scalp. It was like a scratch.

Police said the girl was treated by EMS at the scene. The case was difficult for them to resolve as they do not have a description of the vehicle and the person shooting. Police also said that by the time they got to the house where the shooting started, witnesses had left.

“She had no idea who was shooting,” said Lt. Windham. “There were several people in the courtyard of the Chester residence. So she doesn’t know if the suspicious vehicle and the suspects inside the vehicle were actually shooting at the people there and she has just been caught in the crossfire.

The police are looking for advice. Maybe you saw something or heard something? Or maybe you grabbed a license plate.

If you have any information that could help the Alexandria Police Force resolve this shooting, you can contact them at 318-449-5099 or Central Louisiana Crime Stoppers at 443-STOP. You can remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers, and your disclosure that leads to an arrest or arraignment could lead to a reward of up to $ 2,500.

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Mark M. Gagnon