Advertisement

3-year-old boy killed in drive-by shooting in Minden; police say 25+ shots fired into home

A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Minden the night of...
A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Minden the night of July 28, 2021.(KSLA)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 3:56 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 30, 2021 at 3:16 PM CDT
Email This Link
Share on Pinterest
Share on LinkedIn

MINDEN, La. (KSLA) - A toddler was killed in a drive-by shooting in Minden Wednesday night.

Details are limited right now, but the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office confirms the Minden Police Department is working the case.

The boy has been identified by Mayor Terry Gardner as Aldravion “King” Taylor.

“Another senseless crime has taken another precious life. Our law enforcement in our area is doing their best to address these crimes. And they need all the help they can get. We must come together as one community and standup against these injustices. Please pray for LaJhasmine Lewis and her family as she goes through the troubling time of losing her cherished ‘King.’ From my own experience I know the pain of losing a child. So please pray and lift this family up,” said Gardner.

3-year-old boy killed in apparent drive-by shooting in Minden

BREAKING: New information on 3-year-old killed in Minden shooting. Here’s what we know>>> https://bit.ly/374RNn1

Posted by KSLA News 12 on Thursday, July 29, 2021

Officials from Minden PD say the child was a 3-year-old male. The call came in around 11:20 p.m. Wednesday, July 28 for a home in the 700 block of Plum Street. Police say more than 25 shots were fired. The boy was rushed to a Minden hospital by his mother.

A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Minden the night of...
A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Minden the night of July 28, 2021.(KSLA)
A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Minden the night of...
A 3-year-old boy was shot and killed in an apparent drive-by shooting in Minden the night of July 28, 2021.(KSLA)

Minden Lt. Christ Cheatham says Minden PD is working with Bienville Parish Sheriff’s Office, Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office, Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office and Louisiana State Police on this investigation.

No description of the vehicle responsible is available at this time; however, police say there are two people of interest they’ve identified. No arrests have been made.

The Minden Police Association posted information about the incident on Facebook.

Drive By Shooting in Minden claims the life of a small child The sound of gunfire in Minden is becoming so common that...

Posted by Minden Police Association on Thursday, July 29, 2021

Anyone with information about the shooting can submit an anonymous tip online here.

Copyright 2021 KSLA. All rights reserved.