Woman allegedly threw children from bridge in Shreveport; one dead, another hurt
SHREVEPORT - A child is dead and another was hurt after a woman allegedly threw them from a bridge in northern Louisiana.
KTBS reports the children were recovered from Cross Lake in Shreveport around noon Friday. Police believe 32-year-old Ureka Black tossed them from a lower bridge on South Lakeshore near the I-220 bridge.
The youngest child was pronounced dead at the scene.
Black's five-year-old son was alive but in what was considered life-threatening condition at the time.
He was rushed to Ochsner LSU Health for treatment and officials say his condition improved by day's end.
Initial reports suggested a third child was thrown into the water, but that child was found safe elsewhere, according to KSLA.
Authorities say Black was driving a Dodge van when she was arrested by state police near the Louisiana-Texas state line around 2:30 that same afternoon.
Shreveport police have charged Black with one count each of second-degree murder and attempted second-degree murder.
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