SPD & SFD now searching apt. of Miyagi; possible explosives found

SPD, SFD and bomb squad search Quail Creek Apartments (Courtesy: Brandy Gannon)
SPD, SFD and bomb squad search Quail Creek Apartments (Courtesy: Brandy Gannon)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA)- Happening right now...Shreveport Police and Shreveport Fire crews are at Quail Creek Apartments right now searching the apartment of 31-year-old Josh Miyagi for bombs and other explosives.

Sgt. Bill Goodin with Shreveport Police Department says that investigators searched Miyagi's apartment and found what "may be explosive devices."

According to a witness we spoke with by phone, officers have blocked off the entrance to the apartment complex and are evacuating some of the residents at this hour. The witness also says that a bomb squad is there assisting in the search.

Miyagi reportedly shot himself in afternoon traffic near the intersection of Kings Hwy. and Barrett St.

Minutes before Miyagi shot himself, there was a separate shooting at Element Fitness located at 990 Quail Creek Rd.

Shreveport police spokesperson Sgt. Bill Goodin says witnesses reported seeing a man shoot a woman "several times" in the parking lot at Element Fitness in the 900 block of Quail Creek Drive just before 1:00 p.m.

That woman is 29 year-old Kristin Renee Leonard. She was an ICU Nurse at Christus St. Mary Place on Margaret Place. Caddo Parish Coroner, Todd Thoma confirms that the Leonard has died.

The vehicle at Kings Hwy. and Barrett St. matching Miyagi's description. When officers approached the man in the vehicle, Sgt. Goodin says he pulled out a gun and shot himself as he sat at the intersection of Kings Highway and Barrett Street.  Police say he was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center where he later died.

Police are trying to link the two shootings at this time. Stay with KSLA and KSLA.com as we'll bring you the most up to date information regarding these two shootings.

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