At about 1:20 AM, Corporal Canty responded to a call of a suspicious vehicle on the lot of the Ambrose Automotive on the South Service Road in Ruston.
A suspect opened fire on Corporal Canty, striking him several times. The suspect then fled the scene in a blue SUV, possible a Dodge Durango.
Corporal Canty was able to call for help and within minutes, was transported to the Northern Louisiana Medical Center for treatment. He was then airlifted to LSU Hospital in Shreveport where he underwent emergency surgery.
At this time, no suspect has been apprehended in connection with the shooting. Anyone having any information about this incident is urged to called the Ruston Police Department at 318-255-4141 or Ruston Lincoln Crime stoppers at 318-255-1111.