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Shreveport has been known for having high numbers of homicides on an annual basis. But there's something that is intrinsically upsetting when children and teens are murdered. Over the last 18 months, Shreveport has witnessed a distressing number of children and teens who have been shot. Not all have died, but the fact they're being injured by gunfire is too much.

Children have been getting shot and killed regularly over the last couple of years in Shreveport. Honestly, probably even before that. But it would seem like the numbers are increasing since the start of 2021.

Many of these kids have been shot and killed in their own homes. They aren't involved in violent activities, just living their lives. There have been some teens killed while engaging in violent behavior, but that doesn't excuse all of the murders of young people across the city.

Even with more than 20 incidents where children and teens have been shot in Shreveport over the last 18 months, nothing of real substance has been done to address the situation. Some personnel changes, some talking, multi-point plans, holding hands, press conferences...but nothing that matters. Nothing that has changed what's happening in Shreveport.

Since the start of 2021, the City of Shreveport has averaged more than 1 child or teen being shot in Shreveport per month.

Here is a list of the shootings in Shreveport that have involved children and teens since the start of 2021:

Children & Teens Shot In Shreveport Since The Start Of 2021