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Family of gas station shooting victim caught in crossfire speaks out

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28-year-old Jonathan Davis was fatally shot while sitting in his car at the Raceway in the 3700 block of Hearne around 1:30 a.m. on October 12. (Source: Wendy Davis) 28-year-old Jonathan Davis was fatally shot while sitting in his car at the Raceway in the 3700 block of Hearne around 1:30 a.m. on October 12. (Source: Wendy Davis)
Shreveport police are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Impala and a yellow Chevrolet Camaro in connection to a fatal shooting at the Raceway gas station on Hearne Avenue. Shreveport police are searching for a maroon Chevrolet Impala and a yellow Chevrolet Camaro in connection to a fatal shooting at the Raceway gas station on Hearne Avenue.
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A Shreveport family is speaking out about their loved one, caught in the crossfire while filling up at Hearne Avenue gas station early Saturday morning.

28-year-old Jonathan Davis was fatally shot while sitting in his car at the Raceway in the 3700 block of Hearne around 1:30 a.m. on October 12.

Police say Davis was shot during a shootout between a group of people in the parking lot. Davis was able to drive himself to University Medical Center, where he later died of his injuries.

Police are now searching for a yellow Chevrolet Camaro with dark tinted windows and a maroon four-door Chevrolet Impala also with dark tinted windows. Both vehicles were captured on a surveillance camera leaving the scene after the shooting.

His family, still shattered by the sudden and violent loss, is pleading for information that might help lead to an arrest. "I just want someone to tell me what happened to my child," says Johnathan's mother, Wendy.

She says her son's death comes on the heels of an open heart surgery just months ago. "He really had to fight for his life...not even a year ago, and this time somebody just took it in a matter of seconds. And it was careless on their part and they honestly did not care."

Wendy Davis says Johnathan was in his first semester at Bossier Parish Community College. And now, she says, he won't be there to grow into the man he wanted to be for his 11-year-old daughter.

All at the hands of shooters who, for now, remain nameless and faceless. "Gun violence has really gotten out of hand, all over the country, but especially in Shreveport," says Davis. Now, she's just hoping his death will at least bring awareness to the "senseless shootings," and that his killer will be found.

Anyone with information about the shooting to contact Caddo Crime Stoppers immediately at (318) 673-7373 or on their website at www.lockemup.org  Crime stoppers is offering a $1000.00 reward for information leading to the arrest of those involved in the shooting.

The Davis family is hosting a prayer vigil Thursday night at 6 p.m. on the corner of Claiborne Street and Hearne Avenue. They are asking members of the community who have lost loved ones to gun violence to come out and show their support.

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