Family IDs 12-year-old's mother as woman who died in drive-by

Family IDs mother of 12-year-old as victim of fatal shooting
Krystal Kennedy, 36 (Source: family members)
Krystal Kennedy, 36 (Source: family members)
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)"She was his everything, his everything," Rodessa resident Alvin Tyson says of his son's 13-year relationship with 36-year-old Krystal Kennedy.
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)"She was his everything, his everything," Rodessa resident Alvin Tyson says of his son's 13-year relationship with 36-year-old Krystal Kennedy.
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)
(Source: Christian Piekos/KSLA News 12)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - 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.

And his son, he said, is the one who was wounded in one of his legs in the same shooting.

Authorities have not released the two shooting victims' names.

Nor would they confirm their identities.

"To lose someone after 13 years, that's got to hurt," Tyson said.

Police have said that their preliminary investigation indicates someone shot up the home and two vehicles as they drove by the residence.

Tyson recalls his grief-stricken daughter recounting how she walked into her brother's home just minutes after the hail of bullets.

"I heard that they were in the house, that people came up, shot up the house, cars and killed his girlfriend."

Kennedy has a 12-year-old son who's supposed to and wants to return to school Monday, sources said.

"I can't explain what my son's going through right now. I haven't experienced it," Tyson said. "I can only imagine what he's going through."

He recalls Kennedy being a wonderful person who was happy go lucky, calm and joyful.

Now he is asking anyone with any information about the fatal drive-by to speak up.

"Whoever you are, I just hope someone would come forward with information so you're brought to justice and justice be served."

While all faith in humanity can seem to slip away in moments like this, Tyson said he's not giving up.

"I believe in God, I trust in the Lord. What he says. I always have hope. Always."

Authorities urge anyone with any information about the case to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373, visiting the organization's website, lockemup.org, or using the P3Tips app.

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