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Coroner identifies man mortally wounded in shooting at south Shreveport apartment complex

Another man suffered life-threatening injuries stemming from multiple gunshot wounds, authorities say
Officers got the call just after 6:30 to the Residences of SpringRidge in the 3200 block of W....
Officers got the call just after 6:30 to the Residences of SpringRidge in the 3200 block of W. Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.(KSLA)
Published: Aug. 2, 2021 at 7:47 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 11:12 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A man is dead and another man is fighting for his life following a shooting the morning of Monday, Aug. 2 at an apartment complex in south Shreveport.

Later that evening, the Caddo coroner’s office identified the slain man as 21-year-old Calveon Raphiel, of Shreveport.

Police got a call about gunfire just after 6:30 a.m. Monday at the Residences of SpringRidge in the 3200 block of West Bert Kouns Industrial Loop.

Both gunshot victims were taken by private vehicle to Willis-Knighton South, authorities said. Raphiel died at the Shreveport hospital at 6:52 a.m. Monday, the coroner’s office reports.

He was positively identified through fingerprint comparison.

An autopsy has been authorized.

The other victim has life-threatening injuries stemming from multiple gunshot wounds.

Police say it is believed that multiple people, including the two victims, were involved.

The victims are not believed to be residents of the apartment complex.

“I couldn’t believe it because this place is really quiet,” said Donald Tim Greene, who’s lived at the apartment complex for five years. “We don’t have this around here. So it’s kind of unbelievable for something like this to happen at this apartment complex.”

Greene said he didn’t hear any gunshots Monday morning.

“It’s starting to get a little scary,” he added.

When asked whether this makes him worry for his own safety, he said just a tad.

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Police say that there are multiple persons of interest at this time.

This is the 54th homicide in Shreveport this year, authorities say. Around this time in 2020, there were 35 shootings, according to police records.

This is a developing story. Stay with KSLA News 12 for updates.

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