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Shreveport’s first homicide victim identified

Police are still investigating the homicide along with another New Year’s Day shooting
Scene of shooting on E 72nd Street that happened Jan. 1, 2022
Scene of shooting on E 72nd Street that happened Jan. 1, 2022(KSLA)
Published: Jan. 1, 2022 at 7:02 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 1, 2022 at 3:10 PM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) - Shreveport Police are investigating two early morning shootings that occurred on Jan. 1, 2022.

Police were dispatched to the scene of a shooting at the 300 block of E 72nd Street around 2:20 a.m. Neighbors in the area say the house where it happened is vacant. Some neighbors say they didn’t hear the shots because of all the fireworks.

Other witnesses say they did hear the gunshots and saw someone leave the scene in a black car. When police got there, they found that 43-year-old Christopher Lee had been shot several times. Lee was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, where he later died.

Police are also investigating a separate shooting that also happened on New Year’s Eve around 1:20 a.m. in the 3400 block of Gorton Road. Police reports indicate a juvenile male was walking home from a store when an unknown male suspect got out of a van and shot him. The juvenile was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

Police are currently looking for a suspect in both cases; so far, no arrests have been made.

KSLA will update this story as it develops.

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