VIDEO: Chaos as fire burns at Huntington High School homecoming, cheerleader injured

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Huntington High School cheerleader was shot during a rolling shootout Saturday, and her mother wants to know what can be done to end gun violence in Shreveport.

The shooting happened after the school’s homecoming dance. Several students hung out in the parking lot outside Otto’s gas station on Lakeshore Drive. Others were at a nearby after party.

The student’s mother received the call after midnight and fears things will never be the same for her daughter.

“I was made aware that there was a shooting going on and that my child had been hit,” she says.

The 17-year-old senior suffered a gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital for his injuries. Her mother says there was an entrance and exit wound in her calf.

The mother of three says Saturday’s incident was disturbing. A video of the shooting later surfaced on social media, adding to her concerns.

“There had to be a goal in mind. They weren’t just shooting in the air or anything like that. There was a goal in mind, so what led to this?”

An onlooker, who wishes to remain anonymous, says the same group of kids were at the Soul and Love Café and Lounge when he noticed a fight break out.

“Around 12:30 everyone was seen running out of the event center into the parking lot, where several fights broke out. When the fight broke out, the group involved in the fight ran towards Ottos.”

Saturday’s shooting remains under investigation by the Shreveport Police Department. They say a 20-year-old person was also shot and survived.

“Whatever the beef is between each other, it needs to stop. It’s to the point now where the normal things in life, they’re not even capable of,” says the Huntington student’s mother.

She has several questions that can’t seem to calm her down.

“What’s graduation going to look like? What’s prom going to look like?” Or cheerleading?

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