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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
A driver told police he stopped his car at East 70th Street at Gilbert Drive in Shreveport the...
A driver told police he stopped his car at East 70th Street at Gilbert Drive in Shreveport the evening of Aug. 22, 2021, when he realized that his back-seat passenger had died since their vehicle was fired upon, a police spokesman said.(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)
Published: Aug. 22, 2021 at 7:24 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 25, 2021 at 10:56 PM CDT
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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.

Paris King, 19, was fatally wounded in a shooting while sitting in the back of a car on...
Paris King, 19, was fatally wounded in a shooting while sitting in the back of a car on Saturday, Aug. 21 in Shreveport.(Family members | Family members)

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.

More than two dozen crime scene evidence markers could be seen in the street in front of...
More than two dozen crime scene evidence markers could be seen in the street in front of Linwood Public Charter School following a deadly shooting there the evening of Aug. 22, 2021.(Source: Scott Pace/KSLA News 12)

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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