Family hosts prayer vigil for slain Shreveport man

Family hosts prayer vigil for slain Shreveport man
The family of Benjamin Finney, Jr., killed in a shooting over the weekend, now plan to take their own action against violence in Shreveport. (Source: Nick Lawton, KSLA)
The family of Benjamin Finney, Jr., killed in a shooting over the weekend, now plan to take their own action against violence in Shreveport. (Source: Nick Lawton, KSLA)

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The family of a man who was shot and killed in Shreveport has planned a prayer vigil in his honor.

The family of 19-year-old Benjamin Finney, Jr. says the vigil has been set for Wednesday from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Morningstar Baptist Church at 5340 Jewella Avenue.

For anyone wishing to bring flowers, the family is requesting red roses.

Finney is one of two men who was shot in the upper body while in a car somewhere near Hollywood at Jewella avenues, police said.

Finney was pronounced dead at the scene.

The other man who was shot, 26-year-old Christopher Hayes, was taken to University Health serious wounds that authorities said did not appear to be life-threatening.

No arrest has been made.

Anyone with any information about the shootings is asked to contact Shreveport-Caddo Crime Stoppers by calling (318) 673-7373 or visiting the organization's website.

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