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Vigil planned for 13-year-old who died in shooting; investigation ongoing

A picture of Kel'Vonte Daigre.
A picture of Kel'Vonte Daigre.(viewer submitted)
Published: Sep. 7, 2021 at 10:01 AM CDT|Updated: Sep. 9, 2021 at 12:43 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - The family of Kelvonte Daigre has announced plans for a vigil to honor the late 13-year-old.

A 17-year-old was arrested and charged with one count of second-degree murder in the death of Daigre. More charges are expected, according to SPD.

The shooting took place just before 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 4 in the 8300 block of Millicent Way, not far from the intersection of Bert Kouns Industrial Loop and Youree Drive. Officers upon arrival found two victims on Millicent Way and two more were located near the 7400 block of Youree Drive.

Police say a passenger in a handicapped-accessible van was also injured by shrapnel from the shooting — but is expected to recover.

SPD officers found the suspect vehicle, and a chase ensued. One person, a 17-year-old, was taken into custody.

Daigre was taken to a Shreveport hospital where he was pronounced dead. A victim had a life-threatening injury and is currently in critical, but stable condition. Two other victims were injured but are expected to be okay.

The family plans to have a balloon release at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11, behind the McDonald’s off of Mansfield road and West 70th Street. A home going celebration will be held on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Sunflower Missionary Baptist Church in Bossier City.

Following an investigation, detectives believe the 17-year-old that was taken into custody was responsible for Daigre’s death.

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