Toddler killed in shooting identified, suspect arrested

(KTAL/KMSS)

(KTAL/KMSS)

UPDATE:

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A toddler who was fatally shot this morning in Shreveport has been identified.

The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has identified the child as 2-year-old Ranaldo Bennett.

Ranaldo was taken to Ochsner LSU Health where he later died from his injuries.

Jaylin Jones, 19, was taken into custody Friday afternoon and was booked into the Shreveport City Jail for negligent homicide and illegal possession of a firearm by a felon.

The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Elmer St. near Cross Lake Blvd.

Detectives say Jones lived inside the home with the toddler.

UPDATE as of 4:56 p.m.:

A 2-year-old killed in a gunshot incident in west Shreveport Friday, June 28, 2019, has been named by the Caddo Parish Coroner’s office.

ORIGINAL:

Ranaldo Bennett, of the 3800 block of Elmer Lane, near Cross Lake, suffered a gunshot wound around 8 a.m. in an incident that remains under investigation by the Shreveport Police Department. The child was transported to Ochsner LSU Health hospital where he died at 9:58 a.m.

According to police, a toddler that was shot this morning in north Shreveport has died.

The shooting happened shortly after 8:30 a.m. Friday in the 3800 block of Elmer St. near Cross Lake Blvd.

The boy is believed to be between 2-3 years-old and was taken to the hospital where he later died from his injuries.

Investigators say they are not sure if the shooting was accidental or intentional.

There were four to five people inside the home at the time of the shooting.

The child’s parents have been taken in for questioning.

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