UPDATE [11/17/2023 @ 16:38 CST] Victim’s Names Released:
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – The Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office has disclosed the identities of the two victims fatally wounded in the drive-by shooting that occurred on Jewella Avenue on Thursday night, November 16. The deceased are identified as 24-year-old Jessie Ashley and 23-year-old Kaleah Graham, both residents of Shreveport. Their tragic deaths represent the 75th and 76th homicides in the parish this year, and the 70th and 71st specifically in Shreveport. Autopsies have been ordered for both individuals to further investigate the circumstances of their deaths.
The shooting incident, which has shocked the local community, prompted a significant response from the Shreveport police. On the night of the incident, 27 police units were dispatched to the 7800 block of Jewella Avenue following reports of a shooting around 7 p.m. Upon arrival, officers discovered a white Range Rover stalled on the road. Inside the vehicle, a man and a woman, later identified as Ashley and Graham, were found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
The circumstances leading up to the shooting remain unclear, and investigations are ongoing to uncover more details. The Shreveport Police Department (SPD) is actively seeking information related to the incident and encourages anyone with knowledge to come forward. Individuals with information can contact the SPD directly at 318-673-7300, option #3. Additionally, Crime Stoppers offers an anonymous tip line at 318-673-7373 for those who wish to provide information without revealing their identity. The community is urged to cooperate in bringing clarity and justice to this tragic event.
SHREVEPORT, Louisiana – In a tragic turn of events, Shreveport, Louisiana, became the scene of a double homicide on the evening of November 16. Shreveport Police Department (SPD) units swarmed to the 8200 block of Jewella Avenue following reports of a shooting. Upon their arrival, officers discovered two individuals, a man and a woman, fatally wounded inside a vehicle.
The incident unfolded shortly before 7 p.m., with SPD responding to the initial shooting report. The officers found a white Range Rover stalled on the road, which upon inspection, revealed the victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The identities of the deceased have not been released pending family notification.
The area quickly became a hub of police activity, with 27 police units converging on the scene. The investigation is in its early stages, and details surrounding the circumstances of the shooting remain unclear. Authorities have not yet identified any suspects or motives in the case.
The SPD has urged anyone with information related to the incident to come forward. Witnesses or those with relevant knowledge can contact the SPD directly or provide information anonymously through Crime Stoppers. This appeal for public assistance underscores the urgency and seriousness with which the SPD is approaching this case.
The Jewella Avenue shooting adds to a concerning pattern of gun violence in the region, prompting a robust response from local law enforcement. As the community reels from this latest incident, the SPD remains committed to uncovering the truth behind this tragedy. The investigation is ongoing, with further updates expected as more information becomes available.