Rodessa resident Alvin Tyson says his son and his son's girlfriend had been inseparable for 13 years. Then gunfire erupted. "She was his everything, his everything." Tyson identified 36-year-old Krystal Kennedy as the woman who was fatally shot during a drive-by about 9 p.m. Saturday in the 3200 block of Red Bud Lane in Shreveport.
Food trucks have become increasingly popular in Northwest Louisiana over the past few years. And some have become successful enough to open a brick-and-mortar restaurant in an effort to try to grow business. But taking a menu from the road to the table can be easier said than done.
Statistics released by the U.S. attorney's office show Shreveport recorded about 1,800 violent crimes involving firearms in 2017. Gun violence is projected to fall to 1,600 cases by the end of this year.
"Crime can sometimes, I think, be the result of people struggling to find out who they are and where they fit," said Gregory Lamar Oliver Sr., pastor-elect of Mount Canaan Missionary Baptist in Shreveport.