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SHREVEPORT, La. – A Union Pacific railroad worker was shot and wounded by a gunman Monday night, Oct. 10, while working on the tracks near E. Jewella Ave in Shreveport, Louisiana.

Map showing location of Union Pacific railroad worker shooting in the 6200 block of Jewella Avenue in Shreveport, LA on October 10, 2011.

The Shreveport Police got a call just after 10:15 p.m. to come to the 6200 block of E. Jewella Ave. where the shooting occurred.

The victim was identified as 34-year-old Ricky Goldsmith, who had been shot once in the shoulder. He was taken to LSU Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The Police continue to search for the gunman.

KSLA News reports:

Goldsmith, who works for Union Pacific Railroad, told detectives he was working on the tracks near E. Jewella when a man came up and tried to rob him. The two men started struggling, and that’s when Goldsmith was shot.

Police say the gunman ran from the scene, but left his weapon behind.

The suspect is about 5’10″ tall, weighs about 160 lbs., and was last seen wearing a red t-shirt. He was using a white t-shirt to cover his face.

Anyone who can help police with their investigation is asked to call them at 318-673-6955 or call Shreveport-Caddo Parish Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

FELA Lawyer News Blog is a FELA, train accident and personal injury blog that publishes up to date train accidents and FELA legal news from across the United States. The Federal Employers ‘Liability Act, (FELA) allows injured railroad workers to recover compensation based on the negligence of the railroad company, in lieu of workers’ compensation. FELA defines negligence as the railroad company’s failure to use reasonable care.

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