SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – The Caddo Parish Coroner released the name of a man fatally shot in the YMCA parking lot Sunday evening.
Just before 5:30 p.m., 24-year-old Marvin Carter was shot several times in the parking lot of the YMCA in the 3400 block of Knight Street. Police said another person at the scene also suffered life-threatening gunshot wounds.
Both victims were taken to Ochsner LSU Health Hospital, where Carter died of his wounds at 5:56 p.m.
The YMCA released the following statement on the shooting:
“On November 12, at approximately 5:30 pm, four individuals were leaving the BHP YMCA when they were shot in the parking lot while headed to their car. Members and staff immediately called 911, and the Shreveport Police and EMS were on site within minutes. We are thankful for their quick response and are keeping those who responded as well as the victims and their families in our thoughts and prayers.
YMCA staff are working with the Shreveport Police, who have assured YMCA staff that this was an isolated, targeted incident. The safety and well-being of everyone who enters our doors is a top priority of the YMCA of Northwest Louisiana, and we will continue to work with Shreveport Police to ensure our safety policies align with best-in-class practices. Shreveport Police and Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office will increase patrols of the BHP YMCA area immediately to provide safety to our members and community.
If you have any information you think would assist authorities in this matter, please contact
Shreveport Police at 318-673-7300.”
Carter’s death marks the 74th homicide in Caddo Parish to date in 2023 and the 69th in Shreveport.
An autopsy has been ordered.