Mayor Tyler: ‘Break the silence, stop the violence’

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UPDATE: 

Mayor Ollie Tyler is calling on the residents to help law enforcement stop crime in Shreveport.

Monday afternoon Mayor Tyler addressed the community about the recent violence.  The news conference was held at Jewella Ave. and Jackson St., one of the locations of this weekend’s shootings. 

Tyler said, “Enough is enough. We are fed up with those who have created fear and suffering in our city and we will not stand for these senseless acts of violence.”

The mayor also talked about the 15-year-old who was shot and in critical condition.  She also said the MLK area shooting suspect, who is in custody, is also a repeat offender.  

Tyler added, “Help us help you keep your neighborhoods safe.” She encouraged residents to contact officers if they know people with illegal guns or drugs.

Tyler said, “If you see something you must say something.  Break the silence and stop the violence.”

The mayor also said that within the last year SPD has hired 100 new officers and they are on the streets working hard to fight crime.

Meanwhile Tyler added that Police Chief Alan Crump was not present today because he was attending a national conference. 
 

ORIGINAL STORY: 

Shreveport Mayor Ollie Tyler will hold a news conference today to address the community following another violent weekend in Shreveport.

Several people were shot on Sunday and one man was killed. 

Both shootings happened along Jewella Ave.

Mayor Tyler said, “We must rid our city of these senseless acts of violence. We are all fed up with those who have created fear and suffering in our city!”

The news conference will be held at noon today at the corner of Jewella and Jackson.

Click here to watch the live news conference

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