Shreveport: Deadly overnight shootings leave 2 dead and 3 injured


SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – UPDATE: Four men and a pregnant woman were victims in three separate overnight shootings that resulted in two fatalities and three recovering in a local hospital Sunday morning, according to Shreveport Police.

Just after midnight, SPD officers responded to reports of gunfire exchanges at a large gathering at a residence in the 6200 block of Rufus Street.

When they arrived, officers found one critically-injured male victim who was taken to Ochsner’s LSU Health, where he later died.

A second victim was taken by private vehicle to Willis Knighton North Hospital on Greenwood Road, where he also died.

One of the victims who died has been identified as 23-year-old Demetrick Lavell Alexander of Shreveport by the Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office, the other has not yet been identified.

Police say the gunfire exchange was among several people at the gathering and they are in the process of investigating and interviewing witnesses to develop a suspect or suspects in the deadly shootings. Crime Stoppers is offering a $4,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects in these fatal shootings.

Then, just before 12:30 a.m., police responded to calls reporting two shooting victims who showed up at two different local hospitals.

A male victim was taken to Ochsner’s LSU Health, while a female victim who is pregnant was dropped off at Willis Knighton North. The female was later transferred to Ochsner’s LSU for further treatment.

Neither of those victims received life-threatening injuries and both are expected to recover.

Police believe that incident happened around midnight in the 4100 block of Hearne Avenue, when an unknown assailant or assailants opened fire on a vehicle which contained four passengers.  

The investigation into this shooting is ongoing.

The third incident happened just before 4 a.m. Sunday at the Chevron station in the 2400 block of Lakeshore when the store’s owner was shot in the shoulders.

The victim was taken to Ochsner’s LSU in a private vehicle, and police are searching for evidence and interviewing witnesses in order to develop a suspect or suspects.

With the exception of Alexander, who was mortally wounded, the other victims have not been identified.

 Police are investigating all of these shootings, and ask that anyone with information about any of them to contact Shreveport Caddo Crime Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.

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