Coroner identifies teenage girl who died after being shot in her cheek

Her death marks the 20th homicide this year in Caddo Parish
(KSLA News 12 file photo)
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Published: Apr. 18, 2022 at 6:19 PM CDT
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — The name of the teenage girl who was fatally shot Sunday in Shreveport has been released by the Caddo coroner’s office.

She is 16-year-old Shakyra Gray, of Shreveport.

Gray was shot in her right cheek just after 1:15 p.m. at a residence in the 100 block of East Gregg Street. That’s in the Waterside neighborhood in central Shreveport.

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The wounded girl was taken to Ochsner LSU Health, the Shreveport hospital where she died at 1:42 p.m. Sunday, the coroner’s office reports.

Her death marks the 20th homicide this year in Caddo Parish.

An autopsy has been ordered.

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