SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – Shreveport police are looking for a bright orange Dodge Challenger in connection with a fatal shooting Tuesday afternoon in the Martin Luther King neighborhood that left another person wounded.
It happened just before 3:15 p.m. Tuesday on Jamison Street between Rear Jamison Street and Northside Road.
Police say a male believed to be in his twenties was fatally shot inside a vehicle and a passenger was also injured and taken to the hospital for treatment. A third passenger was not injured but has been detained by police for questioning.
“This is tragic, to see this happen in the middle of the day,” said Shreveport City Councilwoman Tabatha Taylor, who arrived on the scene shortly after the fatal shooting. “SPD has an ongoing investigation. Hopefully, we will find out who did this with the information that has been given.”
SPD checked with neighbors about possible cameras in the area.
“We are investigating if anyone has a camera and encourage anyone to contact us about this investigation,” said Cpl. Chris Borderlon.
Chief Wayne Smith also responded to the scene and said it was a senseless act of violence in the city.
“I wish people would not resort to violence to settle anger and disputes. We are working on ways to help people deal with their anger without it leading to violence,” Smith said.
He asks anyone with information on the orange Dodge Challenger to call Crime-Stoppers at (318) 673-7373.