UPDATE:  Following an investigation by Shreveport police detectives, it was discovered that the 16-year-old was not shot by suspects driving a black Honda. That report was found to be false.

Information suggests the teen was with a group of other adolescents who were allegedly in possession of a handgun. It's believed the gun was mishandled, leading it to fire and strike the teen.

Authorities are still trying to identify and locate the other people involved.

ORIGINAL STORY:  Shreveport police are investigating a shooting that reportedly left a local teen wounded.

It happened just after 11:30 this morning at New Zion Apartments in the 4300 block of Illinois Avenue.

Police say a 16-year-old male was shot in the leg as he was walking home from school. The shooter was in a dark-colored vehicle that had pulled up alongside him. The teen's wound is not considered life-threatening. He was taken to University Health for treatment.

If you have any information that can help in this investigation, call Crime Stoppers at 673-7373.