Investigation continues into incident that left mother of nine dead on Easter

Investigation continues into incident that left mother of nine dead on Easter
A woman is dead following a shooting on Hearne Avenue on Easter Sunday. (Source: Cody Jennings)

SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - A mother of nine children was shot and killed in a crowded Shreveport parking lot on the evening of Easter Sunday.

Four days later and no arrests have been made even though video footage shows there were many witnesses on the scene.

Civil rights lawyer J. Antonio Florence is speechless after watching the video circulating on Facebook showing moments before shots rang out on Hearne Avenue, later claiming the life of the mother of nine.

“These girls are brutally beating each other, and people are filming it laughing. We got to get that out of our hearts,” he said.

The Shreveport Police Department say two women got in a fight and when it got heated, another family member got involved. Officers say the boyfriend of one of the women pulled out a gun and shot the victim.

“That woman to my understanding had nine kids, I don’t know how many kids the other woman has or the man who pulled the trigger has but lives have been destroyed because of us not doing anything and my second reaction was I feel sad because this isn’t uncommon,” he said.

Right now, he questions why no arrests have been made.

“A client of mine told me that there was lady who watched this live and was attempting to call the police and she had to call back several times to get the police to get the video from her,” he said.

Florence believes joining different organizations and churches can help decrease this problem.

Shreveport police say this is an ongoing investigation and they have possession of the video from the altercation.

Investigation continues into incident that left mother of nine dead on Easter

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