Kingswood Drive residents react to weekend homicide in their neighborhood

“Hearing that it happened, I was kinda shocked that it happened, especially knowing that my kids were here at the time," Dannon BRown said.

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - Shreveport police continue to investigate a weekend shooting that left one man dead and two others wounded.

It happened just after 8:30 p.m. Saturday in the 3500 block of Kingswood Drive.

Montrevious Smith, 27, was shot in his chest while sitting in a car and later died at the hospital, the Caddo coroner’s office has reported.

Two people who were shot in the front yard of a residence survived.

And one of those survivors told KSLA News 12 off camera that somebody just started shooting at them.

Candles, remnants of a neighborhood vigil, lined the sidewalk Monday evening across from where the violence erupted.

Dannon Brown said that the shooting happened right in front of her grandmother’s house and that people commonly hang out there.

“Hearing that it happened, I was kinda shocked that it happened, especially knowing that my kids were here at the time."

Brown said she and Smith went to Huntington High School together.

“We have talked a few times. I was devastated when that happened. He’s not one of the regulars that comes around here around my granny’s house.”

Those living along the street said this kind of violence is uncommon in their neighborhood.

“Never has happened," Laketicia Pouncy said. “I liked it because it was quiet. Everyone watching out for everybody.

“Now we don’t know what to do. When I came home, it was like, ‘What is going on?’”

“Not too much goes on in this neighborhood," Brown added . “This is pretty much one of the first, really bad, big things that happened in the neighborhood.”

Shreveport police have said they are looking for the vehicle involved in the drive-by but have released no description.

Nor has there been an arrest.

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

The nonprofit pays cash rewards for information that leads to the arrest of the individual or individuals responsible for crimes.

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