Man, woman killed in drive-by shooting on W 70th identified by coroner’s office
Man killed in front of school at Linwood at West 70th; woman found dead in car stopped 1.6 miles down the road
SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Two people were killed and another was wounded in a drive-by shooting on West 70th Street in Shreveport the evening of Sunday, Aug. 22.
Police clarified some details Monday, Aug. 23, saying a man died and another man was wounded at 5:36 p.m. Sunday at Linwood Avenue at West 70th. That’s where more than two dozen crime scene markers could be seen in the street in front of Linwood Public Charter School.
At 6:11 p.m., police were summoned to East 70th Street at Gilbert Drive. That’s where a woman was found dead in the back seat of a car. Authorities now say she too was a victim of the drive-by shooting in front of Linwood Public Charter School on West 70th.
Family members have since identified her as 19-year-old Paris King. The coroner’s office confirmed this Wednesday, Aug. 25. The office says her ID was found on her person.
The coroner’s office also identified 34-year-old Lazarus Thomas as the man who was killed. He was positively identified through fingerprint comparison.
Autopsies were ordered for Thomas and King.
The driver of the vehicle in which King was found told police he sped away after his vehicle was fired upon, then stopped at E 70th at Gilbert Avenue when he realized she had died, a police spokesman said.
The driver and his other passenger were not injured.
Police closed W 70th between Linwood and St. Vincent Avenue and E 70th at Gilbert while they investigated. The shootings remains under investigation by the Shreveport Police Department.
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